Steve English is an experienced teacher who will increase your knowledge as he shares his life time experiences of being a professional restorer.
Many of us own items that wouldn’t star on ‘Antiques Roadshow’ but are pieces that would benefit from a gentle sprucing up. In this one day starter class, Steve will walk you through how to tackle those forlorn but beloved pieces of less valuable furniture that need some tender loving care.
You will learn how to apply a solution to a problem piece-whether it’s a white ring left by a cup or a scratch in the varnish and have hands on practice of removing varnish and refinishing woodwork. You will also explore the world of glues and clamps to learn about tackling a wobbly chair and re attaching loose trims and veneers.
Please bring your own piece to work on. Lots of charity shops sell old boxes and shabby cabinets. You can pick up a bargain on Ebay. We have easy step free access into the centre and you can find a place to park fairly easily near by. It may not be possible to finish your own work, but if its a wobbly chair we can show you how to re glue it back together and Steve can help you identify what needs to be done . We don’t cover furniture painting on this day course, so if you are more interested in distressing paint you can come to Furniture Painting Techniques.
Come and enjoy this wonderful opportunity to learn from an experienced restorer.
The use of all tools and basic materials is included. Beginners welcome.Register for this event