French Polishing

FP – $900

3 day course – includes most materials


Ben Hodgetts is a professional restorer who has over 30 years experience in restoring quality furniture for museums and private collections in Australia and England.  He has a wealth of experience that he conveys in an engaging and informative way.

Join Ben for this 3 day hands-on course suitable for beginners and learn the fundamentals of French Polishing.

Each student will end up with an:

  • antique distressed panel
  • rosewood / curl mahogany grain panel
  • marble /stone panel
  • black japanned panel
  • one large panel that is water stained and oil stained with gold / painted inlay
  • all panels are French Polished

This is purely a French Polishing course.

Ben also teaches our Furniture Restoration course.  If you’re interested, have a look for course dates.


May / June 2022 Course | 6 vacancies

  • Sat/Sun | 28/29 May 2022
  • Sat | 4 June 2022
  • 10am – 6pm


Email Kym if you are interested in attending this course or have any questions.

If there is no course listed, you can be added to an ''interested'' list and contacted once they've been scheduled –