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Furniture Restoration - Start Here - Winter 2021

Course number : GINT-300    Class Section Number : C01
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ClassGraphic Course Description
Start here to learn the skills needed to carry out basic restoration on a piece of furniture of your choice. This two-evening course will allow you to begin restoring a wood project under the supervison and guidance of experience furniture restorer.  The course will introduce you to the skills necessary to start salvaging your pre-loved furniture. 
You will learn to recognize various types of wood and learn the best types of paint and varnishes to use on them. Step-by-step guides will cover everything from performing small repairs, stripping back and polishing wood and mending dents and scratches.


Outcomes:
  • You will receive safety tips - restoring furniture can include the use of some potentially hazardous tools and chemicals.
  • Hear how to identify antiques, how to inspect a piece of furniture and how to decide what is worth restoring and what isn’t.
  • Learn how to make various types of repairs including loose joints, stripping furniture, repairing dents and fractures, staining wood and varnishing wooden furniture.
  • Explore which tools you will need and how to use them, including the safe use of electrical tools and how to clean your tools.
  • Gain an understanding of different types of wood, paint and refinishing options.
Prerequisites:
This course has no prerequisite.

Notes:
Bring your own project to restore.  You must be able to lift, load and move your project by yourself.  We suggest a single chair or small side table (no larger than 18" in width).
 

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Location
Agriculture & Trades Training Facility (AH)

Instructor
Variety of Instructors 

Tuition 

$139.00

Registration Closes On
Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 12:00 AM


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/17/2021 - 3/24/2021 Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lethbridge, Agriculture & Trades Training Facility (AH)  Map Variety of Instructors