Restoration of Fine Furniture

10 Weeks, Evening

Evening 6pm-8pm. Fulcrum Centre

The Course

In brief ...

This course gives the student an appreciation of the skills required to repair, restore and conserve wooden furniture. The student will need to bring in a piece of wooden furniture to be repaired and restored under the guidance of the specialist tutor. The piece must be transported to class on a weekly basis.

What the Course Leads to

What courses can I do after this?

On successful completion of this practical course you can progress onto any of our other woodwork courses. The College also runs a wide range of other construction, craft and DIY courses. Please ask for details.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have ...

No formal qualifications are required to join this course, however you should be enthusiastic about learning new craft skills.

International entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS (Academic) 5.5 or equivalent that is approved by the Home Office which is available at

Course costs

Course offerings and fees
Course Code Start Date Location Costs: 16-18 Costs: 19+ Costs: 19+ (concessions) 24+ Loan
TENXEZ5085 29/09/2014 Fulcrum Centre for Construction Crafts £205 £205 £205 N/A

The cost of this course is £205 - no concessions.

Associated Costs

You must bring in your piece of furniture every week, we cannot store it at the Fulcrum.

More Information

Course Assessment

There are no formal assessments during this course.

10 Weeks
Start Day/Time

Evening 6pm-8pm. Fulcrum Centre

Not applicable
Qualification Name
College Certificate
Awarding Body
Bournemouth & Poole College

Course Content

Course content


Health & Safety and College Procedures

Basic Tools and Equipment

Preparation Techniques:

Removal of Bruises, Dents and Scratches

Repairing Blisters

Removing Stains in Wood


Chemical Stripping

Restoration Techniques:

Repairing Veneers

Repairing Joints

Replacing or Restoring Damaged Components

Finishing Techniques:


French Polishing

Working with Colours

Oil Finishes

Wax Finishes