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Our 1-day Wood Finishing Masterclass is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about the finishing experience and get some practical, hands-on experience. The student will bring along their own chair frame to practise on, as well learn from other students projects in the class. 


Objectives of the course

Give a good understanding of basic principles of wood
- Demystify the world of wood finishing
- Confidence in preparing a surface appropriately for the
chosen finish and timber
- Learn the use of stains (historically and today)
- All students gain a understanding of the importance of
learning about what makes up modern finishes and where
those raw materials come from and how they will act.
- Raise awareness of misleading marketing language.


Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Duration: 1-day

Level: Beginners

Location: Bristol Upholstery Collective, 186 Wells Rd, BS4 2AL

Cost: £150 inc. tool hire, materials and tuition.

Wood Finishing Masterclass Saturday 25th May 2024

  • All courses require time and incur costs prior to its duration, in creating a wonderfully enjoyable learning experience for the participant, as a beginner/improver student, to gain maximum value for money and achieve advanced skill upholstery.

    Due to the nature of preparation involved, there can be no refund offered to the student if they can not attend the specific course once booked. Only if the tutor cancels the course for any unseen circumstances will a full refund be given within 30 days of the course cancellation. 

    If you become ill with Covid 19 please forward your positive test result email to be refunded your course fee.

    Please note that the tutor can accept no responsibility for injuries taking place over the course duration. There is a small risk of non life- threatening injury, plasters are provided but will have to be administered by the student him/herself to adhere to health & safety regulations. Small cuts and pinpricks to the skin are occasionally expected.


    A health & safety talk will be given at the start of the course advising action and care to be taken at all times.


    Please ensure proper use of all tools during the workshop to ensure student safety and quality continuation of the tools owned by Bristol Upholstery Collective and fellow students.


    Please be considerate towards other students within the space and take care to work at a safe distance.


    Upholstery can be a physically demanding and strenuous activity. Students are responsible for communicating their needs and helping themselves to remain comfortable and free from risk of injury at all costs.


    A positive attitude is of upmost importance to ensure an enjoyable experience for all. Please be kind to yourself during challenging moments and remember you are learning an age-old process and are achieving advanced traditional upholstery skills to be practiced and proud of.


    Many Thanks for your co- operation and understanding.



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