Galway Community College
Further Education

Upcycling Furniture - Tuesdays

Upcycling Furniture - Tuesdays

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Course:

Upcycling Furniture - Tuesdays

Category: DIY
Description:

Course Content

This is a beginners course, it is for individuals with little or no previous experience, it will explore all the basics required to restore or upcycle a piece of furniture.

Week 1

Choosing a suitable piece of furniture, creating mood boards, planning, scope and sequence of work. Safety while working.

Week 2

Tools and techniques. A look at the basic tools required to complete a project as well as exploring some traditional specialised tools, that you may not have considered.

Week 3

Basic woodworking, fixings, sawing, marking out, types of woods, veneers.

Week 4

Preparing your project, removing old paints, lacquers and upholstery. Disassembly or reassembly ! Some projects may require reassembly if joints have become loose, gluing, clamping or reassembly techniques will be demonstrated.

Week 5

Preparing surfaces. Preparation of surfaces is vital to achieving good results.

Week 6

Painting finishes and effects.

Week 7

Basic Upholstery tools and techniques

Week 8

Reassembly of projects, fixing, gluing, clamping, jointing.

Week 9

Natural Finishes, an introduction to natural finishes, ebonising, fuming, Shou Sugi Ban.

Week 10

Completion of project, open discussion, review of participants own work “show and tell”.

Tutor: Gerry Murray
Fee: €150
Duration:

10

weeks

Start Date: 2024-09-17
Start/End Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Day: TUESDAYS
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