Our craft courses will teach you a range of creative skills you can use to start a small business making and selling your own unique products. They're also a great way to improve your dexterity, meet new people and develop an interest.
This course is designed as a practical introduction to working on and restoring furniture and will cover many of the main areas and techniques required for repair and refinishing.
Topics covered include:
- Appropriate tools
- Dismantling furniture releasing and cleaning joints
- Veneering and Marquetry
- Re-making / repairing joints
- Glues types, properties, preparation, uses and application
- Cleaning old surfaces chemical and mechanical- the controlled approach
- Reducing stains and water marks
- Polishes Wax / French polishing
This course is relevant for the complete beginner who can use the course to enter the world of furniture restoration and gain the confidence of working on their own furniture in a controlled and supportive environment, this is also suitable for learners with previous experience
Your tutor will give you feedback and advice. You'll also complete self assessment and homework.
Students to bring their own pieces of small to medium pieces of furniture, there may be a charge for materials.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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