Repair, Restore & Refinish Furniture

  • Monday, October 07, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, October 07, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, October 09, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, October 14, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100719CFK
  • 3


  • $296 + $15 materials fee
  • $228 + $15 materials fee

To register and pay off-line or use a BARN credit, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

Be sure to "Join Waitlist" if this class fills (there is no cost to do so) and we will notify you if a seat opens up or this class gets offered again.

* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

Have a well-loved piece of furniture in need of repair or just wish you knew how to bring one back into usable condition? Or do you want to touch up or even completely renew the finish on a fine piece? In this hands-on class, you will learn how to assess a piece of furniture and how to get it back into shape.

You can bring your own piece of furniture or a part, such as a drawer, that needs help. If you don’t have a piece but would like to learn repair techniques, the instructor will provide a project for you to work on. The instructor will discuss the repair issues of each piece that students bring, so you will learn about a wider array of techniques than just what is needed for your own project.


  • * To take this class, you must have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. If you have not already taken them, please register for them before you sign up for this class.
  • The materials fee includes shop supplies and materials provided by the instructor, but depending on your project, you may need to purchase additional materials. The instructor will discuss this at the first session, after evaluating your piece.
  • Any upholstery must be removed beforehand.
  • If your piece is so heavy or bulky that you need to store it in the shop for the duration of this class, the instructor must approve it beforehand. Please use this form to contact the instructor.
  • If your project is too challenging to complete within the four sessions of this class, you will be able to continue the work during Open Studio time or in a future furniture repair class. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can also participate without paying the usual $20 fee if they are completing a class project.

Instructor: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. After earning a fine arts degree from Western Washington University, she worked in New Mexico as an apprentice ceramicist and then as an apprentice violin maker, developing her skills in fine woodworking and traditional finishes. She began designing and building custom furniture in the mid-1980s. Her interest in European, Early American and Asian antiques led her to focus on their restoration and repair.

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