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SOLD OUT Mid-Century Furniture Restoration Workshop

Sat April 20th @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST


For the second year running, we welcome you to this unique collaboration between the Robin Boyd Foundation & Edwin Fox Furniture. Through demonstrations, this workshop will cover the basics of construction including how to deconstruct to repair furniture. Join Edwin Fox at Walsh Street for this introduction workshop if you have cherished pieces of mid century furniture in need of restoration – or improve on existing skills such as timber stripping, sanding, re-finishing, upholstery and aftercare.

Presenter: Edwin Fox

Edwin runs Edwin Fox Furniture, an independent restoration and furniture store. Specialising in mid-century, he hopes that through his work to connect the importance of sustainability, reducing waste while working with inspiring objects from the past.

Edwin has a background in art and design, including a National Vocational Qualification in traditional upholstery. Edwin has channeled his skills and energy into the physical aspects of design, whereby his career has now evolved into the restoration of furniture here in Melbourne.

What to expect:

  • Introduction into furniture, design, history & construction
  • Workshop safely & basics
  • Introduction into eco-friendly timber refinishing with natural timber products
  • Overview of finishes, the do’s not dos (varnishes, stains, oils, polishes)
  • Introduction timber restoration; stripping, sanding & refinishing
  • Basic upholstery; webbing, top cover fabric application
  • Aftercare- Q&A
  • Opportunity to explore Walsh Street
  • Tea & Coffee

Terms & Conditions

  • Tickets refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event
  • Tickets may be transferred to another name, but we must be notified in advance of name changes.
  • Attendees must be 16 years and over.
  • No external food or drink should be brought into the house.
  • Large bags and backpacks will need to be checked in at entry.

This event is part of the National Trust of Victoria’s Australian Heritage Festival.


Sat April 20th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST


Walsh Street House
290 Walsh Street
South Yarra, Vic 3141 Australia
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Robin Boyd Foundation


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