Furniture Finishing Course

Learn traditional furniture finishing recipes and methods at this hands-on course in Marrickville



2 x 5 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $299 (or 4 payments of $74.75 Afterpay)

Have you always wanted to finish your furniture or timber projects with traditional or natural finishes but been a bit confused about where to start or what finishes to use? Join furniture conservator Shane Weichnik in Sydney for this hands-on course over two days!

Learn traditional finishing methods, including surface prep, boiling your own linseed oil, and how to use a range of traditional and modern finishes.

This course covers linseed and tung oils, oil varnishes, spirit varnishes such as shellac, waxes and wax finishes, modern water-based finishes, french polishing technique and practice, and more!

Included in this course are a series of practice boards and a bespoke timber vase that you will have the opportunity to finish with your new knowledge and skills.

Discover the joy of creating beautiful finishes for your furniture and timber projects and leave with the skills and confidence to continue exploring this craft at home.

This course is open to students 13 and older. Among The Trees accepts students under 18 in two groups:

  • Students 13-15 years of age must attend all courses with a parent or guardian. This parent or guardian must also purchase a place in the course and take part. One parent/guardian is able to attend with multiple students.
  • Students 16-17 years of age may attend a course without a parent or guardian present.
You can read our full Child Safe Policy on the booking page.


Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. No prior knowledge is required.
 
What you'll get
  • The language and knowledge to understand finishing techniques and materials
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of finishing techniques and materials
  • Sample boards of different finishes on different timbers
  • An understanding of different brushes and finishing equipment
  • An understanding of safe clean up and disposal of materials
  • A timber vase finished by you with your finish of choice
  • Some home-cooked oil resin varnish
  • Homemade wax paste
  • A jar of shellac and shellac rubber, made by the students
  • A booklet featuring finishing recipes, tips and tricks, and more
What to bring
Closed-toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting a bit grubby are required.
 
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive sessions, which are 1 week apart.

Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Among The Trees - 27 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (800m).

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Among the Trees
Among the Trees

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Among the Trees is an ethical and sustainability based start-up for reclaimed timber located in Marrickville. 
Saving timber from demolitions or other discarded uses and making it available to the public through a retail timber shop and woodworking classes. Accessibility to wood doesn't just mean being wheelchair friendly (which we are), it also means helping customers understand how to use and source reclaimed timber. To make it as easy as possible to work with, we offer custom machining and glueing, so the timber in our store can be squared, resurfaced and cut to specific dimensions. We also help empower individuals to have the confidence to undertake woodworking projects by offering woodworking beginners classes that are taught with simple hand tools. 
 
Lumberyards and wood workshops can be intimidating sometimes, ATT is one of the few places that caters not only to architects, planners, homeowners as well as carpenters and tradespeople but also to customers that have little to no woodworking experience and are embarking on DIY and student projects or trying their hand at repair, renovating or building. 

Our workshop at Among The Trees is set up to be the perfect space to learn about hand tools, reclaimed timber, and woodworking. We’ve been hard at work collecting, restoring and tuning all the tools required to learn woodworking, and a few extra ones as well.
 
All-in-all, everyone that is interested in wood is welcome!

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