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Learn how to Repair and Restore Furniture with one of our Woodwork Courses in Sydney.

Learn how to repair joints and replace worn out or missing parts of your favourite furniture pieces.

Our experienced woodworkers will be teaching you how to fix wobbly chairs and table legs and how to give new life to a preloved piece of furniture.

We will teach you how to use hand and power tools and how to select the right tool for the job.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this furniture repair and restoration workshop you will:

  • Be familiar with basic techniques to repair furniture

What will be covered in this furniture repair and restoration workshop?

  • Introduction
  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Using glues, waxes and polishes
  • Using tools and clamps
  • Learn how to repair joints
  • Learn how to replace missing parts

Who is this furniture repair & restoration workshop for?

  • Everyone! No prior skills are required.

Venue: Redfern

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
(Entry via Turner Street (opposite of 23 Turner Street) from the rear of building)

Entrance to the Bower workshop

The entrance to the Bower workshop is via Turner Street, which is at the rear of 107 Redfern Street and is almost opposite no. 25. You should find there a hand-painted sign "The Bower Woodworks". If you do find the door locked, please do not hesitate to press the doorbell on the left-hand side of the garage door. Please note, the doors for the venue will be open from 5:30 pm.

Transportation and Parking

Public transport would be the easiest way to get to the workshop space. The space is located very close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub.

The majority of the parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8 pm, a good option if you can find a park there before 6 pm.
The untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St. Turn right from Turner St and head down Pitt St for two blocks. Untimed parking is on your right.

What to bring to class

Furniture:

Please bring your own piece of furniture to work on. The furniture repair & restoration workshop is geared towards helping you mend and restore your own piece. It doesn’t have to be a prized possession if you don’t want it to be – even a roadside find will suffice to learn the skills.

If you don’t have a piece to bring along we will do our best to accommodate, though we can’t guarantee a hands-on experience.

Please bring the following PPE:

  • a face mask
  • safety glasses or goggles
  • earmuffs or earplugs

The Bower has PPE sanitised and available to borrow. Students must sanitise before and after use.

Other

  • A notepad and pen
  • The Bower will provide tea/coffee. You may wish to bring your own lunch or go to a café nearby
  • You are welcome to bring your own broken piece of furniture along, but this is not a requirement. We are prepared to supply furniture items for you to learn and practice upon

Additional information

  • Please don’t wear your best clothing
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes, no heels, please
  • Please do not wear jewellery

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Course testimonials:

  • said: I fixed my chair and l learnt a lt about tools, trchniques and materials

  • said: Our Tutor was extremely informative and imparted his knowledge with an ease and enthusiasm that was catching. I came away better informed than I'd expected to. A wonderful way to spend my Sunday. Thank you!

  • said: Our tutor Steve was really awesome and attentive

  • said: While not everyone brought a project to work on, those that did (like myself) benefited from having extra hands on board to actively help the completion of quite elaborate projects with the time given. It's great to now have that broken chair in use again. Great advice and handy tips from Steve the tutor. a most pleasing afternoon.

  • said: Having two tutors for the day, plus a third who dropped in for a couple of hours, was fantastic. Helped ensure everyone got individual attention. The tutors were excellent.

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