Instructor: Mike Long
Monday and Wednesday nights September 9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th. 6PM to 9PM.
A $100 deposit is required to confirm your reservation.
Students are encouraged to bring in a project that can be carried in through the door by one person alone. Practicing on a real project helps you absorb the knowledge.
Surface damage to the finish of wooden furniture requires careful matching of color and touch. You need to consider the base, foreground and grain colors in making your plan for touch-up. The course will examine methods for matching color, deep scratch problems, water rings, application of colors and topcoats and other refinishing topics.
Physical damage to furniture comes in many forms and thus has many solutions. This course will help you understand how to anylize the problems you face and to map out an efficient course for repair. Delamination, scratches, gouges, burns, and chipped or damaged edges and corners are some of the issues you will cover in this class.
You will learn how to chose the appropriate adhesives after considering the nature of the damage; and selection of the proper hand tools and clamping strategies. The class will rebuild edges by wood replacement or moldable epoxy sticks. The instructor will explain and demonstrate how to make burn-in repairs of minor surface dents.