Intro to Furniture Restoration

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Have an old piece of furniture that needs some TLC? Don't have the time or the money to strip and refinish it? Here's a class for you!

Introduction to Furniture Restoration introduces students to the materials and woodworking techniques needed to breathe new life into old furniture - without spending an arm and a leg or too much elbow grease. We will teach you how to correctly clean your furniture, minimize or remove scratches and damage from heat and water, perform minor repairs, repair damaged finishes, touch-up, and correctly polish your furniture to protect it from further damage.

This class is a hands-on workshop with plenty of demonstrations.


Students are strongly encouraged to bring in their own (small to medium-sized) piece of furniture to practice on.

All instructional materials will be provided.

What to Bring

Bring a small piece of furniture that is worn, but not totally destroyed, to practice on.

What's Provided

Demonstration models and all project materials will 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.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Morgan K.
    Reviewed on 05/07/15

    Leaving a late review, but I really enjoyed this class! We were given all of the information we needed to continue practicing what we learned at home, and everyone left with a much more beautiful piece. Thanks!

    Leaving a late review, but I really enjoyed this class! We were given all of the information we needed to continue practicing what we learned at home, and everyone left with a much more beautiful piece. Thanks!

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    Mary L.
    Reviewed on 11/29/15

    It was a really good class. A lot of information. I recommend bringing a pen and paper to take notes. We restored pieces of furniture. That was fun!! Good to practice on something. The teacher was very patient with us. All in all, it was a lot of fun and it gave me some ideas.

    It was a really good class. A lot of information. I recommend bringing a pen and paper to take notes. We restored pieces of furniture. That was fun!! Good to practice on something. The teacher was very patient with us. All in all, it was a lot of fun and it gave me some ideas.

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    Sara F.
    Reviewed on 01/24/16

    Great class. Left feeling more confident about caring for and rehabilitating my antique wood furniture. The table we brought to work on it class looks 100% better

    Great class. Left feeling more confident about caring for and rehabilitating my antique wood furniture. The table we brought to work on it class looks 100% better

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    Tatiana S.
    Reviewed on 03/23/16

    This class was fun!!!! I am totally new to furniture restoration, and the instructor made it si easy and enjoyable. Looking forward to taking more classes and learning more skills!!! Thank you!!!!!

    This class was fun!!!! I am totally new to furniture restoration, and the instructor made it si easy and enjoyable. Looking forward to taking more classes and learning more skills!!! Thank you!!!!!

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    Donna M.
    Reviewed on 05/31/16

    I thought the class was very informative. I learned a lot of things to take care of my furniture. It was a good experience being in a class. I just want to branch out and learn new things.

    I thought the class was very informative. I learned a lot of things to take care of my furniture. It was a good experience being in a class. I just want to branch out and learn new things.

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    Mila P.
    Reviewed on 01/11/17

    This class was super fun. Joseph definitely went above and beyond to answer any questions and offer guidance with outside projects. I would definitely recommend this class!

    This class was super fun. Joseph definitely went above and beyond to answer any questions and offer guidance with outside projects. I would definitely recommend this class!

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    Cindy G.
    Reviewed on 08/27/17

    I had a different idea of what this class was about but looking at the time it makes sense that it's not going deep into sanding our projects as that's for another class. All in all the class was very informative and Joseph was very detailed on his suggestions of fixing things. There were things on my table that I didn't even notice was a easy fix to clean. He also starts you on a task but does not complete it so you have exposure to the experience and I liked that. I would most likely take another class that is taught by him.

    I had a different idea of what this class was about but looking at the time it makes sense that it's not going deep into sanding our projects as that's for another class. All in all the class was very informative and Joseph was very detailed on his suggestions of fixing things. There were things on my table that I didn't even notice was a easy fix to clean. He also starts you on a task but does not complete it so you have exposure to the experience and I liked that. I would most likely take another class that is taught by him.

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    Lynn W.
    Reviewed on 10/02/17

    I really enjoyed the Intro to Furniture Restoration class. I learned the
    skills I wanted and finished my project during the workshop. Joseph was a
    good teacher, friendly, and helpful.

    I really enjoyed the Intro to Furniture Restoration class. I learned the
    skills I wanted and finished my project during the workshop. Joseph was a
    good teacher, friendly, and helpful.

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    Zach M.
    Reviewed on 04/20/18

    Instructor has good knowledge and insight into the material plus any of the questions that come in. Good experience!

    Instructor has good knowledge and insight into the material plus any of the questions that come in. Good experience!

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    Jennie P.
    Reviewed on 10/17/18

    Class was fun and very informative. The simple techniques and products demonstrated within a limited time-frame really made noticeable differences in the pieces of furniture brought in by myself and other classmates. I will definitely return to Make Chicago. Joseph is very talented and it was a delight to pick his brain. He was patient and helpful and answered every question asked of him. Location was easy to get to with ample free parking. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and look forward to more.

    Class was fun and very informative. The simple techniques and products demonstrated within a limited time-frame really made noticeable differences in the pieces of furniture brought in by myself and other classmates. I will definitely return to Make Chicago. Joseph is very talented and it was a delight to pick his brain. He was patient and helpful and answered every question asked of him. Location was easy to get to with ample free parking. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and look forward to more.

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