French Polishing & Refinishing course

Hello again followers

Here i’m going to show a visual step by step process of restoring a piece of furniture. The course I had the great pleasure of attending before starting up professionally was at Peter Sefton Furniture school. A retiring professionally with 50 years experience divulged an abundance of knowledge which i’ll benefit from for a similar period of time.

The course covered what products were best, what products not to touch, stripping, water and heat mark removal, neutralising, sanding, touching up, filling, colouring, staining, shellac applications and different sheens and how to finish with turpentine and beeswax.

The table below is solid oak and the imagery shows how resilient a tired piece can be. Please email me on opwoodcraft@gmail.com if you ever need advice.

I’m in the process of coordinating my own tuition courses so please do get in touch if you wish to have one on one tuition.

 

Oak table - restoration process. image of Oak table - restoration process. image of Oak table - restoration process.

 

image of Oak table - restoration process. image of ak table - restoration process.

 

image of Oak table - restoration process. image of Oak table - restoration process.

 

image of Oak table - restoration process. Restored Antique tilt top side table made from brown oak. French polished.

 

Restored Antique tilt top side table made from brown oak. French polished. Restored Antique tilt top side table made from brown oak. French polished.