Furniture courses

2nd September 10am – 1pm
Introduction to Furniture Upcycling

Have you always wanted to know how to give your furniture a new lease of life? With this introduction to furniture upcycling our tutor Ger Griffin will teach you all the skills you will need to make over your furniture. This workshop takes place in our bespoke workshop in the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. This introduction will cover:

•Item selection

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21st  September 6pm -9pm
Four Furniture Finishes Workshop

The Rediscovery Centre is delighted to host a demonstration workshop on how to create Four Furniture Finishes at our centre in Ballymun. Do you want to upcycle your furniture but are unsure what finish to pick? Well this workshop is perfect for you. During this presentation workshop Ger will demonstrate how to achieve the four following finishes to your upcycling project:

  • French Polishing
  • Aging Timber
  • Varnishing
  • Distressed paint finish

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9th November 6pm -9pm
Introduction to furniture restoration

This presentation workshop will give you an introduction to furniture restoration by our tutor Ger Griffin. Ger joined the Rediscovery team in 2010 and has more than 30 years of experience in antique furniture restoration.

This presentation workshop will cover:

  • History of furniture
  • How to identify period furniture
  • Spot the fake
  • Do’s and don’ts of furniture restoration
  • Cleaning, polishing and gluing
  • Q&A

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