Furniture Finishes and Repair
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
Finishing and restoration of furniture are essential aspects in the creation of beautiful and long-lasting pieces. Students learn proper methodologies using course-provided panels to prepare surfaces to accept colour and finishes, such as stain, fillers, varnishes, oils and glazes. Shading and toning techniques are also demonstrated. Touch-up and repair methodologies are covered in order to identify damage and apply appropriate skills and techniques to restore the structural integrity and finish of the original furniture piece. Students use the panels to practise and apply hands-on touch-up techniques for scratches, dents and colour matching. Students also learn methodologies on how to repair broken components, cracks and shrinkage splits. All material costs are included in the course fee.