Furniture Restoration, Repair & Refinishing with Mitch Kohanek May 9 - 13, 2022

about this workshop

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 subjects to learn from each other’s projects.

First task is getting the object structurally sound with regluing and repairing. Next is how to examine the condition of the coating to decide if some gentle solvent cleaning and recoating is possible. If not, you’ll learn how 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 briefly covered. Anyone interested in learning the basics of the craft of furniture restoration/refinishing will find this class to be a valuable experience. Note: Students will have conversations with Mitch before the class to review what furniture pieces are appropriate for restoration and repair.

Unique Instructor Mitch Kohanek

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$895 tuition + $75 materials

Key Points:
*Gluing techniques
*Repairing techniques
*Restoring old finishes back to life
*Methods of removing the existing finish
*Color and coating application
*Spot repairing water rings, nicks, dents, and scratches

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Furniture Restoration, Repair & Refinishing with Mitch Kohanek May 9 - 13, 2022



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