Furniture Refinishing

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Do you have an old piece of furniture that needs some new life breathed into it? Like hitting up estate sales for Mid-Century modern gems, but end up passing on pieces that are just too damaged? Did you spill acetone on your favorite table? Would you take the time to restore them if you just had the time and the woodworking know-how? This class, my friend, is for YOU!

In our Furniture Refinishing course, you will learn how to use the correct materials and tools to strip, repair, finish sand, stain, and clear coat a piece of furniture.

You should bring a SMALL, SIMPLE piece of furniture to restore. Please keep it reasonable for yourself! - A small coffee or end table, nightstand, headboard from a bed, small cabinet or chest - that sort of small to medium scale. Plain is best. Leave the grape leaf motif headboard for your third or fourth project.

All other class materials and safety equipment are provided.

This series will meet for six weeks on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm - 9 pm. Each class will include instructional presentations, and time to work on your projects. Students will also have the option of taking advantage of our Open Shop Time activities to work independantly on their projects and stay caught up with the class.


May 31st: 6 - 9 Class

June 3rd: 12 - 6 Open Shop

June 5th: 5-9: Open Shop

June 7th: 6:30 - 9 Class

June 14th: 6:30 - 9 Class

June 17th: 12 - 6 Open Shop

June 21st: 6:30 - 9 Class

June 28th: 6:30 - 9 Class

July 1st: 12 - 6 Open Shop

July 5th: 6:30 - 9 Class


Class Fee: $275.00


Materials Fee: Stripping and Sanding materials included. Each student will choose and buy their own stain color and clear finish materials. 

* all Open Shop hours during this class are available to students enrolled in our classes for free access to work on their projects and get ahead in class. It is strongly recommended to make use of this time. But not required.


What to Bring

A small to medium sized piece of furniture to strip and restore, and old clothes you don't mind getting ruined. A snack or dinner is also advisable

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Stripping chemicals, sandpaper, glue, "some" materials for making repairs, scrapers, stains, and finish materials will all be provided.

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Joseph Budka

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Joseph Budka is a professional artist, designer, and educator. He spends his days building furniture, restoring and repairing antiques and collectables, and whatever else pays the bills. He has taught classes on a wide variety of topics for over 20 years.

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