NOTE: Our SUMMER PROGRAM for CHILDREN is canceled, along with all SUMMER and FALL In-House classes.
Furniture Finishing & Restoration 1W20
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.)
- Finishing for Woodworkers
- Gilding & Frame Restoration
- Seat Weaving, Caning & Rushing
- Basic Upholstery
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 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:
- Rubber gloves
- Cotton rags
- Steel wool
- Sandpaper (120 & 220 grit)
- 1 quart denatured alcohol
- 1 quart paint remover