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Furniture Finishing & Restoration 1F19

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.)

Related Classes:

  • Finishing for Woodworkers
  • Gilding & Frame Restoration
  • Seat Weaving, Caning & Rushing
  • Upholstery
  • Basic Upholstery

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.

Specialty: 
Furniture Finishing and Restoration

Michael Johnson

Coming soon 

Specialty: 
Woodworking, Upholstery
Materials & Tools:

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.

Bring to class:

  • Goggles
  • Rubber gloves
  • Cotton rags
  • Steel wool
  • Sandpaper (120 & 220 grit)
  • 1 quart denatured alcohol
  • 1 quart paint remover