Looking for a fun eco-friendly activity? Love Mid-Century or antique furniture but don't know where to start? Up-cycling is a fabulous opportunity to give a piece of furniture a second chance and live more sustainably.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE COVER: Over four weeks, you'll gain an understanding of different timbers, styles and finishes as you practice some hands-on resto work in our workshop -- breathing life back into that mid-century chair, fixing joins on that shabby dresser or other items that you wish to bring along. What you'll learn will be dependent on your specific project.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Gain an understanding of different timbers and finishes/Stripping, application of paint, distressing and waxing/how to approach minor repairs/even upholstery if your project requires it
WHAT TO BRING: Furniture items (up to 3 small to medium-sized pieces only) The tutor does not supply items to experiment with. Please avoid pieces made from chipboard
CONSUMABLES: Your teacher will guide you one your specific requirements, as it will be based on the items you intend to work on
WHAT TO WEAR: Please wear clothing and a hat or cap that you don’t mind being splattered with paint and wear closed in shoes (no sandals)
What you will learn
- Gain an understanding of different timbers and finishes/Stripping, application of paint, distressing and waxing/how to approach minor repairs/even upholstery if your project requires it
What you will get
- Expert tuition from an expert coach.
What to bring
- Your enthusiasm and 3 medium pieces of furniture that you would like to restore
What to wear
Open to everyone interested!
A place for people to make things
Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.
We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.
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Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.
- A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
- A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
- A credit note can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
No changes will be allowed after these times.
We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.
Terms & Conditions
Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.
Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.