Furniture Restoration



Learn the basic skills needed to carry out basic restoration on a piece of furniture of your choice. This course has been put together to introduce a beginner furniture restorer to the skills necessary to start salvaging their pre-loved furniture.

You will learn to recognize various types of wood and learn the best types of paint and varnishes to use on them.

Step-by-step guides will cover everything from performing small repairs, stripping back, polishing wood and mending dents and scratches.
You will build a foundation of knowledge that could
help you progress to a career as a professional furniture restorer.


Be a self-directed leaner

Available dates:
May 1, 2021

(dates subjected to change based on minimum class intake being fulfilled).

Course Code:CON-04/FR
Course:Furniture Restoration
Price:NAF 1200.-
Duration:CONTACT HOURS: 60





• Care and Maintenance of Furniture
• Safety first
• Dealing with Chemicals safely
• Ventilation
• Performing small repairs
• What is worth restoring?
• How to repair those loose joints
• How to strip wooden furniture
• Repairing dents and scratches
• How to stain wooden furniture
• How to varnish wooden furniture
• Correct use of tools
• Safe use of electrical tools
• Tips for cleaning tools
• Different types of paint
• Different types of wood
• Remodeling dining room chairs
• Removing/ replacing old upholstery


• Set up your own furniture restoration business
• Antique dealer
• Self-employed furniture conservator or restorer

Download / print our general brochure:

NIPA General Information Brochure

5 reasons
to join NIPA:

  1. If you live in St. Maarten / St. Martin, you won't need to leave family and friends while you pursue your studies.
  2. NIPA has a dedicated staff of professionals to guide, support and motivate you throughout your studies.
  3. You will gain technical and vocational skills at an affordable price.
  4. You will receive extensive opportunities for further education and career development.
  5. Your experience will be life-changing.
I love where I work, and NIPA has helped me grow in my job.
Jean Charles Mackenson
working at IGY Marinas,
St. Maarten Apprenticeship

Contact us

(+1 721) 543 0497

or (+1 721) 543 0498

Fax: (+1 721) 543 0479

Monday to Friday,
from 8h30 am to 4h00 pm

NIPA school St. Maarten National Institute for Professional Advancement

National Institute
for Professional Advancement

Building B, Jackal Road #4
Cay Hill, St. Maarten.

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