A Little About The Refinishing Studio Learning Center

To engage, inspire & to motivate is what The Refinishing Studio is all about..

The Refinishing Studio Learning Center was developed by Rod & Jen Keyser. We have been in the Furniture Restoration business together as a husband & wife team since 1990. The main principle behind the Learning Center is to share our experience and teach our techniques through our website.  Rod has become one of the Country's more well known and talented Furniture Refinishers,  winning multiple awards, featured in several nationwide magazines, and most recently approached for a Reality TV series about furniture restoration.

Jen Keyser

"Our teachings are down to earth and intended to be simple, geared towards an audience that has limited experience and tools. We are regular everyday people, with two children, a cat & a dog, living in rural Pennsylvania, and restoring furniture is what we do...It's what we've always done"

Jen Keyser, The Restoration Studio LLC

You're not alone, we're here to help

Our goal at The Refinishing Studio Learning Center is to help empower you to step beyond the realm of ordinary, and assist you so that your furniture restoration projects become extraordinary. We are passionate about furniture, and we understand the importance it plays in everyday life.

“Rod has become one of the Country's more well known and talented Furniture Refinishers,  winning multiple awards, featured in several nationwide magazines, and most recently approached for a Reality TV series about furniture restoration“

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Most of the information you will find throughout The Learning Center is original material found only here. Our teachings are down to earth and intended to be simple, geared towards an audience that has limited experience and tools. We are regular everyday people, with two children, a cat & a dog, living out the American dream in rural Pennsylvania, and restoring furniture is what we do. It's what we've always done, and we are happy to share much of our knowledge and understanding of Furniture Refinishing and Restoration with you, so please enjoy our site and all that it has to offer.

  • Original "how to" tutorials you can find nowhere else
  • Information you know you can trust
  • In depth articles that go far beyond video teachings
  • Small membership fee = no advertising or pop ups
  • Inspiring creative ideas you can do yourself
  • Insider tips and techniques from professional restorers
  • No need to spend hours searching the web for info.

We Practice what we preach

A division of The Restoration Studio LLC, The information we share with you within our The Refinishing Studio's Learning Center has been amassed over a 30 year span of hands on experience in the Furniture Refinishing, Repair and Restoration trade.

Unlike much of the information found on the internet today, We actually practice what we preach. We continue to run a hugely successful and high demand Furniture Restoration business in the suburbs of historically rich Philadelphia, PA.

  • Q.Can anyone access the Learning Center?

    A.Yes, but with limitations. The Learning Center is a membership website. Each parent tutorial page offers free training videos, but only Club Members have FULL access to all the tutorials, videos, articles and protected content.

  • Q.Why should I become a Club Member?

    A.All the information within The Learning Center has been tested and practiced on a daily basis within our professional refinishing business The Restoration Studio LLC.  Can you trust everything you find elsewhere on the web or YouTube ?

  • Q.Why isn't The Refinishing Studio free?

    A.We wish we could make it free. We tried but unfortunately it wasn’t practical. We prefer not to litter our website with ads and ruin the experience with pop ups. We want to be able to spend the extra time to develop rewarding original content that makes The Refinishing Studio a unique learning experience unlike anything else on the internet.

  • Q.How often is new content added?

    A.While there is no standard timetable for new tutorials, The Learning Center is under constant development and we are always working on new material.  Something new is added every month of the year.

  • Q.If I Join The Club, will there still be content I can't access, or is it an all inclusive membership?

    A.Club Members receive total access to everything within The Learning Center. There are no other membership levels and no gimmicks. One membership level and you have the keys to the entire house.

  • Q.Can't I find similar information elsewhere?

    A.Since we are professional self taught refinishers with well over 30 years experience, many of our practices are unique to us. Much of the information we see around the internet is developed by hobby or novice refinishers, not professionals. We hear the horror stories all the time.  It’s up to you, who do you want to trust your furniture to? One mistake can ruin a piece of furniture.