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Job Description

A Furniture Restorer will conserve antique or general pieces of furniture using methods to restore original features and using new materials to protect and update existing features.

Entry Requirements

You’ll usually need a college qualification in furniture, or a foundation degree, HND or degree in art and design, furniture design, furniture restoration, or product design.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

You can find more information about careers in conservation on the Institute of Conservation website. 

Career Path and Progression

You could set up your own furniture restoration business, carrying out work for organisations and members of the public, or work as a consultant for museums, auction houses, historical or heritage sites, or antique dealers. 

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Antique Dealer
  • Art valuer
  • Carpenter
  • Conservator

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Good practical skills
  • Patience
  • Good at problem solving
  • Good technical abilities
  • Strong communication skills

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £35,000

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