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The School of Stuff: Furniture Restoration - Five Day Intensive

From: Monday 14.09.20
at 10:00am
To: Friday 18.09.20
at 4:00pm

The School of Stuff 
B003, Lighthouse Studios, 89A Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EB




Five day project based session, taught by furniture restorer and Icon member Amanda Girling-Budd, in which you will restore a piece of furniture. 

Event description: 

The techniques you learn will depend on what is wrong with your object, but might include dismantling and reassembly, fixing joints, replacing losses with fillers and timber patches, working with veneers, removing and replacing finishes, and repolishing.  This is a small class with maximum flexibility so that we can tailor the session to your needs.  You should check that your project is suitable for the course by emailing  Nearly all materials are included in the course fee. 

Please note, re-upholstery is not included in this session, but if you choose a chair and it is upholstered we may have to remove the upholstery to carry out repairs. Also, it may help to have some woodworking skills.  If you don’t have woodworking experience and your project demands them, you will spend the first day developing these skills before we let you loose on your project!

This course runs from Monday to Friday inclusive, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm each day. 

The class size is restricted to allow for social distancing, but it also means that you will get plenty of individual attention. We have PPE available for everyone.

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This event is not run by Icon, please ensure you check the School of Stuff website for updates and changes to dates. Please contact the event organiser directly with any questions.