Short Course – An Introduction to French Polishing

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This short course allows you to bring your own item for repair or to work on material we provide at cost. You will learn how to create a range of surfaces including matt, satin and high gloss ‘piano’ mirror finish.

To register your interest, please use our online form here

  • College certificate
  • Interest in furniture and design
  • No prior experience necessary

You will need to bring:

  • Steel toe-capped boots (to be worn at all times while on course)
  • H or 2H pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser/rubber
  • Pens/pencils
  • Notebook/paper


  • More detail to follow but we will offer a variety of courses ranging from 2 and 4 day workshops, term-long Saturday courses and one or two week blocks over Easter and Summer 
  • Fees tbc and dependent on length of course. Please apply via website to register your interest and we will contact you with further details in due course 
  • N/A (college certification only)
  • Opportunity to gain material for portfolio or develop your experience in design
  • Other woodworking mainstream programme