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Furniture Restoration

by International Open Academy

In this furniture restoration course you will learn the basic principles and techniques for restoring multiple types of materials and creating do-it-yourself décor you can be proud of.


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Online Furniture Restoration course by International Open Academy



In this furniture restoration course you will learn the basic principles and techniques for restoring multiple types of materials and creating do-it-yourself décor you can be proud of.

You will learn what makes antiques unique to their time periods and how to keep the integrity of historical pieces of furniture while updating them in a way that suits your aesthetic.

Throughout these course modules in furniture restoration, you will quickly become familiarized with developing the talent of looking at something old and making it feel new again.

Whether it’s with wood, fabric, metal, or other materials, you will be provided guidance and step-by-step procedures in creating beautiful pieces for your home. Learn the ins and outs of furniture restoration and become your own personal designer, remodeler, and stylist in no time!



International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.



Module 1: Principles Of Furniture Restoration

  • What is furniture restoration?

  • History of furniture restoration

  • Why restore furniture?

  • Antique versus modern restorations


Module 2: Getting Started

  • Choosing a piece to restore

  • Deciding on a concept or theme

  • Finding the right supplies

  • Taking safety precautions


Module 3: Working With Types Of Wood

  • Sanding and stripping the wood

  • Repairing cracks or scratches

  • Painting techniques

  • Staining, polishing, waxing and other finishing steps

  • DIY project: Dresser restoration


Module 4: How To Update Upholstery

  • Types of upholstery to restore

  • Choosing fabrics to suit your décor

  • Removing the old upholstery

  • Cutting, sewing, and working with fabrics and foam

  • DIY project: remodeled dining chairs


Module 5: Other Restoration Projects

  • Refinishing metals

  • Updating lighting fixtures

  • Working with mirror and glass pieces

  • Restoring clocks and novelty pieces

  • DIY project: old trunk or suitcase coffee table


Our courses are created just for you. As all study is completed online, you can learn anywhere, anytime, exactly as it suits you. Get comfortable and let us guide you on your way to being a pro!

All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards. The courses are structured into clearly defined topics, contain detailed written instruction with illustrations and you can see techniques in action in our close up videos.

Check out each course in more detail, choose which ones suit you and start building a fun and exciting new career today! 

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