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Bowling them out

Bowling them out

One of the marks of an extremely gifted student is someone who doesn’t suffer waste gladly, and will try to find value where others might only see rubbish. That’s a trait exhibited by Matt Hanley, from Leominster in Herefordshire, who is creating a whole array of...

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Pedestal and craftsmanship

Pedestal and craftsmanship

Isaac Young, from Suffolk, has already shown that youth is no impediment to designing and creating beautiful and inspiring pieces of furniture. His last piece, for example, was a walnut and olive ash sideboard cabinet comprising well over 400 precisely cut pieces of...

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An oak frame for an old saint

An oak frame for an old saint

Gianluca Caregnato, from near Milan in northern Italy, has already completed a wonderful ash rocking chair and a beautiful art nouveau-inspired oak desk with no less than 54 intricately-formed pieces of walnut veneer. Now he’s turned his talents to a small project...

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All the fun of the cabinet

All the fun of the cabinet

It’s a cabinet that tells its own joyful story of fun and lost balloons, but which incorporates a whole range of skills including shaping wood, marquetry and woodcarving. Timothy Low’s funfair console-style cabinet, made from layers of bendy ply and sycamore, has a...

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Josh’s accomplished cabinet!

Josh’s accomplished cabinet!

Joshua Godbert, from Herefordshire, is proving to be a highly accomplished designer who isn’t afraid to incorporate significant challenges into his pieces. He’s just finished a complex oak and yew cabinet, with spalted beech shelves and drawer, with an internal arch...

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A wooden future to save our forests

A wooden future to save our forests

Tom Fraser, deputy principal Everyone who teaches at the Chippendale school, or who passes through our doors as students, have an innate passion for the raw materials of our trade: wood. We respect the diversity of this most basic yet wonderful material, and it’s the...

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Time to visit!

Time to visit!

The Chippendale school was privileged this week to welcome over 30 members of the Scottish branch of the British Horological Institute (BHI). The BHI was formed in 1858 to promote horology in the UK and today provides education, standards and support to its 3,000...

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When speedy works

When speedy works

It’s usually a good idea to take your time over the design and creation of a piece of fine furniture. After all, nothing is worse than cutting a few corners to save time, and ending up with something that looks substandard. But sometimes, just occasionally, speed can...

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A bird’s eye of a console table

A bird’s eye of a console table

John Grillo, a former business intelligence analyst from Denver, Colorado, is proving to be a highly creative designer whose use of negative space and clean, simple lines create a feeling of openness. A previous project was a beech writing desk which exemplifies that...

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