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Furniture Finishing & Restoration 1S22

Have a piece of furniture that has potential, but could use some TLC or repair?  Or a piece that needs to be refinished? Join Furniture Finishing & Restoration!

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 10 students.

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

 

Masks required at all times indoors.  Proof of vaccination required.

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
Materials to bring to class:

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