Furniture Restoration Woodwork Evening Course

Get in depth on furniture repair and restoration with this 8 evening introductory course.


Among the Trees
Among the Trees
5.0 (100)
Instagram followers3k

8 x 3 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 6 to 10

label $649 (or 4 payments of $162.25 Afterpay)

In this beginner friendly, 8 evening introductory course, participants bring a small piece they would like to get started repairing, and through collaborative engagement, each person will learn about a variety of common problems and repairs for different pieces of furniture. As a group we will go around to discuss what can and cannot be done for each piece before beginning work to help get them started on the road to renewal.

Working under experienced instructors, through example and demonstration participants will learn about the restoration process, identifying damage, identifying furniture components, understanding common faults in furniture, and how to best resolve them. On top of discussing the specific concerns of the pieces participants bring in, they will also learn the basics of tool use, cleaning, veneer repair, glues and adhesives, fixing broken components, replacing losses, reviving a finish, and some other tips and tricks to get more life out of your furniture.

Run over several weeks, this in depth course gives more time to revive your pieces in a patient and informed way, treating each piece the way it uniquely deserves to be treated. While also allowing us to learn and practice new skills essential to repair as a group.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 5 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.


Knowledge required
This workshop is aimed at people with no or minimal experience with woodwork or furniture repair and restoration and who are looking for an introduction to the craft. It is open to anyone 13 years and over.
 
What you'll get
  • Fully repaired or begun restoring a furniture piece of your own.
  • An appreciation of the value of second-hand timber and old furniture.
  • The knowledge to safely and effectively use a variety of traditional hand tools such as chisels, handsaws, handplanes, scrapers, marking tools, screwdrivers, drills and drivers, hammers, clamps, and more.
  • Introduction to woodworking and furniture terminology.
  • An understanding of different adhesives and finishes and what to use.
  • A guide to the ethics and options present in furniture repair and restoration.
  • Hands-on experience handling and repairing different pieces of furniture.
What to bring
Please bring a small piece of furniture you would like to work on and any fabric, hardware, or other components that you’d like to repair your piece with.

You are encouraged to bring your own protective eyewear; however, sanitized Personal Protective Equipment will be available to use. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitized after use.

Rubber gloves for the application of stain and shellac (however, large and extra-large disposable gloves will be available).

You are required to wear closed-toe shoes. Please wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust and stain will be present). Long hair needs to be tied back, and no loose-hanging jewellery should be worn.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 8 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

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

This would also be a unique 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).

Furniture Restoration Woodwork Evening Course location
More about this class

This class is new, and this teacher has 100 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

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Your teacher
Among the Trees
Among the Trees

5.0 (100)
Instagram followers3k

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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