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.

If you are uncertain about what project to do or what materials you need for your own project, please contact York Learning and we will put you in touch with the tutor who can give you some advice about what to bring as a basic kit for the first class, and for your ongoing project.

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, wire wool and abrasives (there is no timber available though). Please note, however, that this is a course where you will be required to provide most of your own materials. You also need to be able to carry everything from the car-park through the school.

You may bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session if you wish.
Prosp User 5
No class on 24th October 2022 (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.

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.
Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations. Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations.
There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this. There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this.
If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish, If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish,
As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class. As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class.
Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council. Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council.
Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered. Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered.

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/EK3
19/09/2022
28/11/2022
19:00 - 21:00
Monday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Julian Marston
130.00
£120 if in receipt of State Pension; £35 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.