Furniture Repair and Restoration Class

Learn basic skills and gain an understanding of timber furniture repair

6 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $270 (or 4 payments of $67.50 Afterpay)

Our furniture repair and restoration class covers tools and techniques, methodology, ethical vs financial considerations as well as painting and finishing options.

By the end of this one-day woodworking workshop, you will have sufficient understanding and confidence to tackle simple projects on your own (with a little help from google).

For this class, we encourage you to bring in refurb projects from home. The session will revolve around the breaking down and reassembly of items of furniture, with other exercises mixed in throughout the day. Our facilitators can advise you on how these techniques can be applied to your own projects.

This course will take place over one six-hour session. A finished product is not guaranteed, but you will be well on your way!

Upon completion of this short workshop you will:

  • Have knowledge of general safety practices in a workshop setting
  • Understand the principles, benefits and potential of refurbishment and upcycling
  • Understand how the skills you learn in this workshop can be applied to other projects
  • Have some basic knowledge of cleaning, painting and finishing techniques
  • Have guided, hands-on experience using basic tools
  • Have a huge sense of accomplishment!

The Bower’s instructors are experienced at facilitating courses for individuals living with a disability. Please let us know about any special requirements prior to enrolment so that our staff can prepare in advance.

Knowledge required
This course is suitable for absolute beginners (18 years and over) with no prior woodwork experience.
What you'll get
The skills needed to restore their own piece of furniture which they bring to the workshop. This piece may be fully or partially completed by the end of the course.

Tools and materials
Tools and materials relating to the project will be provided by The Bower. Participants are encouraged to bring along a refurb project from their own homes. We ask that participants ensure that long hair is tied back, and appropriate footwear (closed shoes) is worn.
What to bring
Their own piece of timber furniture from home, something that needs a little love.

You can bring a: A wobbly chair, a scratched coffee table, some old bedside drawers, pieces missing legs/handles etc. If the participant does not have a suitable piece of furniture, we can arrange something prior to the event. Please reach out to let us know. You will be asked what you are bringing before the workshop commences for the tutor to plan.

Please bring along the following PPE:
Safety goggles/glasses
Earmuffs or earplugs

The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre Redfern - 107 Redfern St, Redfern Street, Redfern NSW. Enter via Turner Street, opposite number

This venue is a short walk from Redfern station (400m).

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The Bower is an award-winning environmental charity and a champion of reuse and repair. We are a not-for-profit committed to reducing landfill. Our range of services and programs are all based on the ethos of reuse and repair – this is the principal that guides everything we do.

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