Furniture Repair and Restoration Workshop

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Learn to repair and restore furniture with 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 chair 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.


By the end of this furniture repair workshop you will:

  • Be familiar with basic techniques to repair furniture

Ideal for

  • Everyone! No prior skills required.

Course content

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

Please bring to class

Your own COVID-19 PPE kit comprising of:

  • a pharmaceutical mask
  • glasses or googles
  • earmuffs or earplugs

Please note: in case you don’t have the time to buy it you can purchase a kit from the Bower for $20.

  • 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


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.

Other 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

15% Earlybird Discount available on 2021 classes for this course.

Simply enrol before 31 December 2020 using the discount code EARLYBIRD21 at the payments page. (Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other concessions or discounts.)


Furniture Repair and Restoration Workshop

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: I was very happy with my experience and learnings. 5 hrs good length.

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

  • said: How much I learned!

  • said: Enjoyed Shane's passion and knowledge.

  • 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!