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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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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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Matthew McGlone Chippendale school

Form and function

Our students at the Chippendale school become good woodworkers by learning the rules of good furniture design. However, we also encourage them to then tear up the rule book. Because great furniture design can also be about incorporating the right level of quirky surprise. It’s about making something that is entirely functional, and then adding …

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Alex Stanton collection Chippendale school

Chippendale graduate honoured

A young Australian furniture designer who graduated from the Chippendale school professional course in June has been shortlisted for two awards in the prestigious Young Furniture Makers Awards. Alex Stanton has been shortlisted, first, for his Shou Sugi Ban hall table in Ash (Design Award). The second shortlisting was for his sideboard in Rosewood and …

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