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Philip Hodge Antiques
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Welcome to Philip Hodge Antiques

Here at Philip Hodge Antiques we offer a professional furniture restoration service and  also provide a range of short practical courses designed for all abilities. For full details of each individual course click on left hand buttons. For full list of courses  and dates on one page please visit the News page.
2016 courses now all bookable.

Philip Hodge is a Full Accredited Member of BAFRA ( and is a preferred supplier of training courses to the Ministry of Defence

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On May 28th, 29th & June 4th 5th I will be opening my workshop freely to the public as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios & running various activities. For full details please visit my News page


Our Current Available Courses
(please note places are limited)
Introduction to Woodworking Course Introduction to Woodworking Course

A one day course to teach you the basics of tool identification amd use and the safe and correct way to use a range of woodworking machinery.

Gilding Course Gilding Course

Achieve a high quality finish by learning to prepare surfaces properly and apply gold leaf to picture frames etc.

Make an Oak Joyned Stool Make an Oak Joyned Stool

Make your own joyned stool

Making Wooden Joints Making Wooden Joints

Over 5 days with tuition learn to accurately produce a large range of woodworking joints

Cabinet Making Courses Cabinet Making Courses

Depending on the skills that you would like to learn and practice, select a project that you would like to make. Full plans, instructions and materials supplied.

Cabinet Veneering Course Cabinet Veneering Course

You will learn how to lay veneers, make & fit stringlines, inlay and marquetry.
Veneering materials are included in the course price.
Projects and veneers will be supplied

Furniture Restoration Veneering Course Furniture Restoration Veneering Course

As Part of a Furniture Restoration Course you will bring along 1 or 2 suitable projects which are in need of reveneering. If applicable this may also involve making & fitting stringlines, inlay and or marquetry.
Veneers are available at my workshop and will be charged at cost

Furniture Restoration Course Furniture Restoration Course

A 5 day restoration course where with full guidance you work on 2 of your own projects.

Tool Tuning & Sharpening Course Tool Tuning & Sharpening Course

This is a 5 day course suitable for complete beginners as well as those people who have tried  to achieve good quality results and have been disappointed. There are many aspects that contribute to good cabinet making, but one universal truth is that if you don`t use the right tools prepared to their optimum efficiency, you are creating an uphill battle for yourself. This course will start you off on the front foot and you will then have the right tools in the right condition for the job.

Intermediate Wood Finishing Course Intermediate Wood Finishing Course

A 2 day follow on  course for students who have previously attended the Introductory Wood Finishing Course.


You can book all courses directly from this website. A stock control system is integral to the website so you can book a place on a course confident in the knowledge that space is available. Of course, if you wish to contact me before booking your course you are welcome to phone or email me with your questions. All course  fees can be paid can be paid through the website via Paypal. If you prefer to pay by cheque then you can still reserve your place on a course by selecting the "email" option at the point of payment. Confirmation of your booking will be sent to me, and I will contact you to confirm your preferred payment method (card or cheque). If you would prefer to pay only a deposit of £100 at the time of booking with the balance of the course fee payable 6 weeks prior to the course then this too could be arranged with an "email" booking.