Furniture Finishing & Restoration

Co-sponsored by Eastern Mass. Guild of Woodworkers

Join a shop away from home, with tools, mentorship and community. Work on a project of your choice in an open-format classroom; the teacher will circulate and give instruction at all levels, but there is not a set curriculum. Bring your piece to the first class. Storage is limited; no large dressers. Limit 12 students

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



Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level

All 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:

  • 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


WINTER 2019 

Section 1: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm
1W: Jan 29–Apr 2
(snow day make-up Apr 9)



SPRING 2019 

Section 1: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm
1S: Apr 16–June 18