MAKE TIME: CORE SKILLS: Modern Wood Finishes

Learn how to design and make furniture like a professional. Our classes include: drawing for woodworkers, joinery, dovetails, wood finishing, fitted/built-in furniture, steam bending, box making, chair making, power tools and picture framing. Try us out with a taster session and stay on to make your own project.

CORE SKILLS: Modern Wood Finishes

Making furniture is as much about the finish as it is about the joinery. It's the first thing someone notices and the thing they feel as they stroke the surface. A good finish makes your work come alive, a poor one looks and feels bad.

Sam will show you how to remove an old finish, prep the surface and apply a range of finishes, including oils, shellac, pre-cat lacquer and wax.

Bring along a smallish item such as a box, coffee table etc. to use as your course project. 

LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

Cost: £495
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Time: 9.00 to 16.00
Date: Contact us for new dates

Which Course Should I Take Next?

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Core Skills: Built-in/Fitted Furniture
Core Skills: Furniture Design

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