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Fiona FeeMade Chippendale school

Spalted console

A simple fact about bespoke furniture is that good design sells. That’s a lesson that Fiona Gilfillan, one of recent professional course graduates has learned. During her course, she made a spalted Sycamore and Elm console table, which sold at the graduate exhibition. She was then commissioned by another customer to make a second console …

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Stephen Barr Brexit cabinet Chippendale school

Brexit divides cabinet

Stephen Barr, one of our recent professional course graduates, first came to the school on a one-week introductory course. It’s a good way for potential professional woodworkers to see if they really do have sawdust in their veins. And if they do, and enrol onto our professional course, the introductory course fees are deducted. It’s …

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Steve Tripp mirror Chippendale school

Holding a mirror to love

Steve Tripp’s journey to the Chippendale school and our professional course took four years to plan. Steve, a former IT consultant from Minnesota, finally made the move, with his wife also enrolling at a university in Edinburgh. While he was busy learning his new woodworking trade, she completed a Masters in Arts, Culture and Festival …

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Gordon Young Chippendale school

Gordon’s Twin Tree

We’re often asked how we can turn novices into professional woodworkers in only 30 weeks. The answer is that we have the very best teaching methods and staff. Our professional course has been running for well over thirty years. So, we have learned what works to ensure that our graduates have all the skills they …

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