Furniture Design and Restoration
Develop the skills required to make furniture from new timber or recycled timber, or learn how to renovate a piece of furniture.

The course is designed around you. The tutor will assess the needs of each student and plan accordingly, covering topics such as making frameworks, strengthening, and choosing and applying finishes, stains and polishes. We will also look at stripping, cleaning, repairing and making missing parts, to return furniture to its former glory.
Prosp User 3
This course is ideal for anybody who is interested in creating or renovating their own furniture. No experience is necessary. Prosp User 4
Please bring a project to work on such as an old piece of furniture or materials to make a new piece from scratch. This can be discussed at the first class if you wish. You may also require paint/varnish stripper, wire wool, meths, rubber gloves, an apron, French/button polish, timber, cotton wool and lint-free cloths. Most of these items will be for restoring.

The school holds a small amount of items to get people started at the first session if you are unsure about what you need e.g. stripper and wire wool and abrasives (there is no timber available though).

Please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session.
Prosp User 5
No class on 25th October 2021 (half-term holidays).

The classroom is located some distance from the car park and entrance, so please do not bring heavy items if you can’t carry them (although a trolley may be available to borrow if necessary, but please don’t rely on this being available every week).

To find your classroom, come to the York High School Community Reception door by Energise sports centre, and not the main school reception.

Given the practical nature of this course, if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice and face-to-face delivery is no longer possible, a full refund will be given if the course has not started. A pro-rata refund will be issued after the first week, if the course has already begun.

Please ensure that you read and understand the health and safety guidelines on any creative product or tools that you intend to use during the course, before the first class.
Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time. This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request. We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request.
Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council. Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council.
In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer. In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer.
Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs. Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
AT1/BE1
20/09/2021
29/11/2021
19:00 - 21:00
Monday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Julian Marston
120.00
£110.00 for people in receipt of State Pension; £35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits