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RPF101H23 Repairing the Finish with Tom Licurgo

August, 19 - August, 20 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Dings, dents, discoloration, and even dog-chewed chairs — you can fix them all!

Join master finisher Tom Licurgo and learn the magic of finishing repair. While learning to finish is a critical skill for any furniture maker, the art of repairing a finish is just as important — and can be useful for non-woodworkers, too.

Tom is a finishing repair specialist and is back to share his secrets over two action-packed days. Hands-on exercises will empower you to tackle a wide variety of repairs on your own.

Whether you want to repair damage or refurbish an heirloom so that it will stand the test of time, this is the workshop for you!

You will learn how to:

  • repair scratches
  • repair gouges
  • match color
  • repair missing wood
  • adjust color or tone
  • adjust sheen
  • and much more!

Prerequisites: None. Beginners welcome.
Tools required: None. All tools and materials supplied by the school.

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.



Eye, hearing and dust protection are required in the machine room or when operating machines in the bench room.

Long sleeves and loose-fitting clothing are not allowed around the power equipment. Long hair must be pulled back and secured.

Closed-toe shoes are required. Open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed.

COVID Policy: Masks are optional, however, if you are exhibiting symptoms of any contagious illness or if you have had a positive test for COVID or influenza within the past 5 days, please notify the school and do not attend class.

Thank you for your understanding.

Meet your Instructor

Tom Licurgo came to Ashley Furniture in 2005 with over 25 years’ experience in the area of furniture finishing and retail furniture operations. As Vice President of Operations, Tom’s direct contributions are part of the reasons why Ashley Furniture Homestores have been among the top performing operations in the Industry. In this position, he has been in charge of overseeing operations in general. More directly, Tom is responsible for the financial aspects of operations while also analyzing, researching and developing new opportunities and programs. A recognized operations leader known for crafting innovative strategies needed to achieve business goals.

Tom also works very closely with Ashley Industries on manufacturing quality. In less than 10 years, Ashley has become the No. 1 selling furniture brand in the world and the No. 1 retailer of furniture and bedding in the country with more than 700 Homestores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Japan. Now Tom oversees all finishing and repair shops on a National level for Ashley Furniture.

Prior to joining Ashley Furniture, Tom served as a Corporate Manager for MOR Furniture, Grace Restaurants Incorporated and was CEO of FSC Furniture Finishing in Los Angeles.

Tom maintains active involvement in several community service organizations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona BBB and also he supports Hoops for Awareness and Athletes for Awareness, regional organizations for the fight against cancer. Tom has also been offered to a position as a board member of the Arizona NBA Legends. He has been the coach of multiple basketball teams for youth in the local community.


August 19, 2023@9:00 am MST
August 20, 2023@5:00 pm MST
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