Evening Courses

Morning & Evening Classes in South Dublin

Furniture Restoration


All Levels

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Maurice Molloy

Course Overview

Learn to restore your antiques and bring them back to their former glory, using traditional materials and restoration techniques.  Course delivered by Maurice Molloy, a Letterfrack furniture college graduate and chief restorer at Molloy Restoration.  Class works previously completed can be viewed in the portfolio at https://www.instagram.com/molloyrestoration/

Bring along the item you wish to restore – all tools provided.


Course Outline:

Week 1     Introduction to restoration and antiques.  

Week 2     Individual project assessment and discussion.  Introduction to restoration          materials, tooling and suppliers

Week 3     Introduction to different types of joints and joint repair

Week 4      Introduction to clamping and glues, correct methods and choice of tooling

Week 5      Introduction to carving and demonstration

Week 6     Introduction to cleaning, stripping, sanding and wood preparation

Week 7      Introduction to different types of upholstery, their uses and methods of repair

Week 8      French polishing theory and technique

Week 9       Polishing and waxing technique

Week 10    Furniture care and maintenance, waxing and oiling




Book your place on a Class

Book Wednesday Evening

Maurice Molloy

(Not available)

6.45 – 10.00pm
(10 weeks)