Furniture Upcycling, Restoration And Conservation

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 201 Conc £79 Full £378 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 17/09/2019 03/12/2019 CF1030
Friday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 20/09/2019 06/12/2019 CF1032
Friday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 10/01/2020 27/03/2020 CF2032
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 21/04/2020 07/07/2020 CF3030
Friday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 24/04/2020 17/07/2020 CF3032

What will the course cover?

Start or further develop your skills in furniture restoration. While working on your own furniture, learn how to cope with the different problems that can occur, from patching missing wood, mouldings and parts, to colouring, finishing/refinishing and final waxing. Please bring your project to the first class.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for learners who would like to learn skills employed in the restoration of furniture. You will bring items of furniture (size restricted), which require some form of restoration - damaged finish, scratch scuffs, missing veneer, broken legs and loose joints.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No previous experience required.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Demonstrate the ability to apply Health and Safety procedures in a work shop. Identify and repair 2 types of finish. Identify 3 types of wood stain. Recognise 3 different woods used in furniture construction. Identify 3 historical periods for furniture. Identify 5 specialist restoration hand tools. Assess damage to furniture. Write a restoration plan. Restore own project. Evaluate restoration techniques used.

How is the course organised?

One to one, group, demonstrations, project work. Question and answer sessions.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Minor fact finding, purchasing of specialist materials and equipment

How will my progress be assessed?

Individual assessment of restoration work and feed back from tutor. our progress will be recorded on your Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Projects which require alternative skills or a higher level of the same skills, discuss with your tutor to see if your next project is appropriate.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Specialist materials to be advised by the tutor. Please note: Any items brought onto the premises and/or worked on in class are done so at the owners’ own risk.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.