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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
Skill LevelAll Levels
Before entering this class, read about SAFETY.
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:
- 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
Eastern Mass. Guild of Woodworkers members are eligible for 10% discount.
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- Fall 2014–Winter 2015 catalog (pdf)
- Spring–Summer 2014 catalog (pdf)
- Summer Program for Children 2014
- Registration Form (pdf)
- Refunds, Cancellations, Discounts & Other Policies
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