Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Furniture Restoration, Repair & Refinishing with Mitch Kohanek

Dates: 5/15/2017 - 5/19/2017
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $775
Materials: $100
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

This is a hands-on workshop which allows students the opportunity to be introduced to furniture restoration/refinishing on the wooden objects they bring in. Every wooden object is unique and so are its problems. This class will teach students how to restore their furniture as well as total refinishing. Each piece of furniture brought in will have its own refinishing/restoration plan which means a variety of things to learn from each other's projects. Knowledge begins with getting the object structurally sound with re-gluing and repairing. Next is how to examine the condition of the coating to decide if some gentle solvent cleaning and re-coating is possible. If not, learning how to decide which furniture stripper is needed to totally remove the existing coating. Once the piece has been stripped it then needs surface preparation, coloring and a new coat of finish. Demonstrations and discussions of spot repair will also be covered. If you want to learn the basics of the craft of furniture restoration/refinishing, this class is for you. Note: The class is not limited to finishing old furniture. If you don't have antiques to restore/refinish, bring some of your unfinished projects instead.

Key Points:

  • Gluing techniques
  • Repairing techniques
  • Restoring old finishes back to life
  • Re-finishing furniture for a new look
  • Spot repairing water rings and scratches

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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