Olive ash and Oli

Olive ash and Oli

The very best furniture carries within its design a little bit of the maker’s DNA. It’s the kind of design touch we encourage on our professional course at the Chippendale school because it’s those small flourishes that really put the bespoke into fine furniture....
The veneering master

The veneering master

This week we’re concentrating on giving our professional course students a very real grounding in veneering, because we’ve had the internationally-recognised Scott Grove with us. Scott, from the USA, is a larger-than-life figure in the world of veneering and this week...
A toast from the Orient

A toast from the Orient

Jack Jensen, from Milton Keynes, came to the Chippendale school from a three-year furniture making course at Moulton College in Northamptonshire. He long interest in working with wood has blossomed into a very real talent for furniture design, creating...
Making retro music a thing of beauty

Making retro music a thing of beauty

A talented young woodworker from West Lothian has taken his love of vinyl records to a new level – by turning a humble record player into a work of art. Alan Nisbet from Broxburn has just graduated with distinction from the Chippendale International School of...