Philip Hodge Antiques offers courses to people who want to learn how to do:
Tool Sharpening & Tuning
Wood Finishing including French Polishing
We also specialise in antique furniture restoration for private customers and the antiques trade
Skills that may be learned include woodworking, furniture making, restoration of picture frames, furniture repair, conservation of period furniture, French polishing, waxing, gold leafing, restoration of mirrors, glass gilding, wood finishing, cabinet repairs, woodworking, furniture restoration, furniture mending and restoring furniture.
Philip Hodge is a fully trained furniture restorer, cabinet maker and gilder
Philip trained in all these disciplines in 1992, and also passed with distinction City & guilds Part 2 in Furniture Craft Subjects and Advanced Furniture Studies.
Although tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied, you will need to bring your own packed lunch. In nice weather you will be able to sit in the attractive garden or alternatively use the house dining room.
If you have a disability then it can probably be accommodated. Please email or phone to discuss.
At cooler times of the year the premises are heated.
There is ample parking close to the workshop
If you are travelling from away, and require accommodation please click on the Accommodation link for details. If you have any other special requirements or queries please don`t hesitate to contact me.