Course Description

Furniture Restoration

Furniture Restoration is a course run by Cabinteely Community School, Dublin. It is a 'Practical' course with a duration of 10 weeks. For more information about Furniture Restoration at Cabinteely Community School, please review the details below.

Learn to restore your antiques and bring them back to their former glory, using traditional materials and restoration techniques.  Course delivered by Maurice Molloy, a Letterfrack furniture college graduate and chief restorer at Molloy Restoration.  Class works previously completed can be viewed in the portfolio at

Bring along the item you wish to restore – all tools provided.


Course Outline:

Week 1     Introduction to restoration and antiques.

Week 2     Individual project assessment and discussion.  Introduction to restoration          materials, tooling and suppliers

Week 3     Introduction to different types of joints and joint repair

Week 4      Introduction to clamping and glues, correct methods and choice of tooling

Week 5      Introduction to carving and demonstration

Week 6     Introduction to cleaning, stripping, sanding and wood preparation

Week 7      Introduction to different types of upholstery, their uses and methods of repair

Week 8      French polishing theory and technique

Week 9       Polishing and waxing technique

Week 10    Furniture care and maintenance, waxing and oiling



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Training ProviderCabinteely Community School
Course LocationCabinteely, Dublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course TypePractical
Course Start Date22nd January 2020
Course End Date25th March 2020
Course Duration10 weeks
Course TimeWednesday 6.45pm - 10.00pm.
Course Fee€195
Phone01 285 7455
Course Code3160
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