Furniture Finishing & Restoration

Learn to restore and refinish, working with your own piece of furniture. The class covers stripping, preparation, application of stains and final touches. Repair and reinforcement are addressed as needed. Students may bring antiques, more modern pieces, or pieces they have made themselves. Many people continue multiple semesters in this popular class.

(If upholstery is required, see our Upholstery class, which will also address minor structural repairs.)

Co-sponsored by Eastern Mass. Guild of Woodworkers


Course Number

AC110

Class Size

12

Age Range

17+

Skill Level

All Levels

Prerequisite

None

Before entering this class, read about SAFETY.

Materials

Bring your piece of furniture to the first class. You may store it here for the semester; attach a tag with your name, contact information, and semester. No large items (sofas, love seats), please.

You will discuss the following supplies with your instructor at the first class:

  • goggles
  • rubber gloves
  • cotton rags
  • steel wool
  • sandpaper (120 & 220 grit)
  • 1 quart denatured alcohol
  • 1 quart paint remover

Find out more about where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

SPRING

Section 1S: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm
April 21–June 23, 2015
Instructor: Michael Gleason
$340 – FULL

FALL

Section 1F: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Oct 13 – Dec 15, 2015
Instructor: Michael Gleason
$350 – OPEN

WINTER

Section 2W: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Feb 2 – Apr 5, 2016 (Snow Day Make Up: Apr 12)
Instructor: Michael Gleason
$350 – OPEN

Eastern Mass. Guild of Woodworkers members are eligible for 10% discount.