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2014 Summer / Fall Workshops
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine

Finishing A to Z 
August 18th - 29th

This is a 2 week course that begins with basic hand applied and sprayed finishing techniques.

The first week covers surface preparation, stain control, grain filling, color layering (glazes), top coating of all kinds, French polishing, distressed milk paint finish, gold leafing, and polishing out a finish. Work is done on flat practice panels. Students are encouraged to bring in their own wood samples.

The second week moves into the spray booth. We begin with safety, and practicing by spraying colored water out of the gun to become familiar with the controls.

Moving on to spraying grain filler, dyes, shellac, water based coatings, solvent based coatings, pigmented lacquers, and of course, proper gunning techniques and cleaning the gun. Work is done on flat panels and cabinet doors.

No Prior Requirements

Restoration & Repair 
(not scheduled for 2013-14)

Teri Teaching

This is a 2 week course that enables a student to proceed through the wild world of fixing up old stuff.

I shop year round for “problem children” - old, rough pieces. Everyone has a chance to pick from the accumulated pile and work on areas of damage that interest them.

The thought process begins with the identity of the piece with a short history of furniture.

How old is it, where was it made, was it hand made or factory manufactured and what is the goal of the owner of the piece? Is it a family piece or is it a profit piece? These are the questions that come about with a typical appraisal at the beginning of every restoration and/or conservation project.

The class covers basic stripping and refinishing, splices, veneer replacement, regluing of all types, structural rebuilding, and, of course, coloring repairs.

Requirements:
Basic Finishing class, or a background of finishing experience is strongly recommended.

 

Basic Finishing
September 1st - 5th

This is a one week course identical to the first half of Finishing A to Z, covering surface preparation, stain control, grain filling, color layering (glazes), top coating of all kinds, French polishing, distressed milk paint finish, gold leafing, and polishing out a finish.

Work is done on flat practice panels. Students are encouraged to bring in their own wood samples.

For more information on Workshops:
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
25 Mill St., Rockport, Maine 04856
phone: 207-594-5611 • fax 207-594-7511

Private Tutorials
I also offer one-on-one learning in my shop. We have the flexibility to explore any direction depending on your interests.

I strongly advise prior completion of the Basic Finishing class.

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