Make and Reuse Creative Workshops: Furniture Construction, Restoration & Modification

A free, four-day workshop led by artist Andy Healy looking at how to restore and modify street-found furniture.

Register now for the second of our new Make and Reuse Creative Workshop series.

Course dates:
24, 25, 26, 27 July 2023, 10am – 5pm

Deadline to register your interest:
16 July 2023, 11.45pm. Booking form here.

Programme: Street Finds – An Introduction to Furniture Construction, Restoration and Modification with Andy Healy

Over four days, learn how to restore and modify a discarded piece of furniture into a new functional object.

  • Get a brief overview of how furniture is made, what makes a good candidate for restoration and how to best undertake the job;
  • Learn about the types of glues used for furniture repair, and why/how to use them;
  • Learn how to remove old finishes and reapply finishes;
  • Learn how to repair mortise and tenon joinery, and make new components for missing or unfixable elements.

Participants are invited to bring old, out-of-fashion, damaged, broken, disused or discarded pieces of furniture to the first session.

There will be opportunities to consider how to disrupt or intervene in the original design of the piece of furniture to create something unusual, humorous or simply more to your own taste.

Maxilla Men’s Shed
ACAVA Maxilla Walk Studios
4 Maxilla Walk
London W10 6NQ

Course capacity:
6 participants

Register now:
Register your interest here.

Please note, priority spaces for the Make and Reuse programme will be offered to the North Kensington community. There are a limited number of spaces on this course, and we will notify you if you have been given a place.

About Make and Reuse Creative Workshops

Make and Reuse Creative Workshops is a new programme of free creative courses to inspire our community of makers to reuse materials, contribute to the circular economy and make their everyday more sustainable, running from ACAVA’s community makerspace Maxilla Men’s Shed. Learn more about the programme here.

About Andy Healy

Andy is an artist working across the visual arts and furniture design in a blended practice. He considers each piece of furniture as a sculptural object with the added complexity of functionality. Andy has over 15 years of experience designing bespoke pieces for clients in the UK and internationally.


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