Learn to restore furniture at a Deka Design workshop
Grandma’s favourite chair, grandfather’s work bench – the furniture passed down through family hands is not only riddled with comforting memories, but preserves the local design history of times gone by. If there’s a beloved heirloom in need of a little love stashed under your Queenslander, perhaps it’s time to roll up those chambray sleeves and bring out its former glory.
The good folk behind local boutique furniture design studio Deka Design also lend a knowledgeable hand to teaching furniture restoration and upholstery. Suited to both novices and those with a spot of sanding experience under their belts, the workshop series is instructed by studio owners Lasse and Helena Kinnunen. Tuesday classes in furniture restoration and upholstery commence on February 11, while Thursday classes start on February 13 next week. A theory component sees discussion in relation to students’ furniture pieces, while the practical component sees the students restoring their own piece of furniture by hand.
Eager woodworkers can also complete a furniture-making course throughout March. Based in Wynnum, Deka Design is a family business built around the furniture craft, designing and manufacturing for both commercial and residential interiors, as well as making its own products.