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Finishing for Woodworkers 1W20

finishings workshop

Co–sponsored by Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers

Learn the basics of fine finishing, including wax and oil, French polish and more. See how different finishes alter the color of wood and how to finish both flat and joined surfaces. Understand proper use of finishing solutions and materials, including considerations involved in choosing non-toxic alternatives. Bring a small object you have made (box, stool, etc.) if you like. Otherwise, sample wood will be provided. 

Limit 8 students


Michael Gleason

Michael Gleason

Michael Gleason made custom cabinetry and furniture at his company, Gleason, Hendrick & Devine from 1981 to 2014. Before that, he made custom furniture and did antique restoration with Nils Johnson at A.G. Johnson & Son from 1972 to 1981. He began teaching at the Eliot School with Nils Johnson and has taught here ever since, for over three decades.

Furniture Finishing and Restoration
Materials & Tools:

Bring a small object you have made (box, stool) if you like. Otherwise sample wood will be provided, along with all finishing supplies.