What’s it all about?
Got some tired looking furniture that has seen better days? Not sure where to start?
Come along to this lesson to learn the basics of how to bring back an old piece of furniture from the brink and breathe new life into it. You will even go home with your own wooden heat mat for the kitchen.
The techniques taught in class will focus on methods that rely on minimal tools and workshop space that can be completed in almost any space (like a café!)
What will we cover?
In less than 2 hours we will cover:
- Introduction to furniture maintenance: fixing dents (hot wax), wooden table cut back and wax
- Intro to polishing: using shellac (French polish)
- Intro to sanding: take home your own rustic wooden heat mat for the kitchen!
- How to fix a chair with a bike tube
There will also be an opportunity to get advice on how to do basic repairs on own items.
Who will be teaching?
The classes will be run by Tim Denshire-Key. Tim is a designer and works at Neel Dey Furniture down in Collingwood. Here he, Neel and the team craft made-to-order recycled timber furniture, restore industrial relics and generally have a good time.