Furniture Restoration

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This course will allow you to develop your skills in furniture analysis and practical solutions, through workshop activities. You’ll study the history of furniture design and materials as well as the construction, upholstery and finishing of period furniture. You’ll also restore items of furniture throughout this course.

You'll study: Furniture Materials; Furniture Construction; Workshop Practice; Woodworking Machines; Restoration Techniques of Timber; Upholstery and Finishes; Veneering; Gold Leaf and Decoration; Power Tools; Furniture Restoration Practices; Conservation and Restoration of Materials.

Entry Requirements

Higher Design and Manufacture plus English at National 5, or NQ Furniture, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. A relevant HNC will give you entry to year 2. Entry subject to interview. Portfolio of work required.

Progression Routes

Year 2 or 3 entry to BA Furniture Restoration or other degree programmes

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Design Crafts and Graphic Arts

SCQF Level