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A winning hand for the prohibition poker table

It’s a question that gaming enthusiasts might ponder over: what’s the best and most convenient way to enjoy a drink while playing an uninterrupted hand of poker. The quirky answer is to buy one of Shane Elliot’s beautifully-crafted prohibition poker tables in Macassar...

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Surfing through Christmas exhibition

Frazer Reid, owner of FAR Cabinet Makers, will be exhibiting at Cambo Stables in Fife until the 15th December. He has two passions in life - woodworking and surfing, and when he set up in business the obvious thing to do was to combine the two. “I therefore get to do...

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The high road to Highwood

We’re always delighted to feature the work of Guild members, particularly one as talented as Colin Bate who now runs Highwood Furniture. So talented is Colin that he was voted Students’ Choice Student of the Year 2017, and has gone on to set up his business in Alyth,...

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Gifted artist shortlisted for prestigious sculpture prize

Yorkshire-based Guild member Hannah Honeywill has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Broomhill National Sculpture Prize. Hannah, who graduated from the Chippendale school in 2008, now works as an artist who uses the furniture making and restoration skills...

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Keeping cool and staying ahead of the Feds

Shane Elliot is a new Fine Furniture Guild member who is creating “furniture in motion” – based on an original design used during the American prohibition era. His beautifully-constructed table, made from ebony maccassar, elm burr veneer and brushed antique brass,...

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Creating a 4th Dimension

Chris Daborn is a new member of the Fine Furniture Guild, who has just set up in business in Norfolk. His company, 4th Dimension Furniture, will specialise “in the creation of beautiful, high quality pieces by mixing traditional skills, materials and techniques with...

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A first for the Georgian Kitchen Company

Ruaraidh Stewart, from Aberdeenshire, is a 2018 graduate and new member of the Fine Furniture Guild. A former soldier with the Black Watch (3 Scots) who saw service in Afghanistan, Ruaraidh has set up The Georgian Kitchen Company. He combined his studies at the...

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Prizewinner Vanessa is first 2018 graduate to join the Guild

Vanessa Johnston from Seattle is our first 2018 graduate to join the Fine Furniture Guild. Vanessa also won the honour of being awarded the Chippendale Society Award, given this year to mark the 300th birthday of the great cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale. Vanessa was...

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From drinks cabinet to craft gin

Grant Palmer, a former policeman, who graduated in 2017, set up Dovetail & Rabbet to specialise in handcrafted furniture and bespoke kitchens. His signature piece, a beautifully-crafted drinks globe with an interior gilded in gold, is now earning him commission...

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Richard Demarco CBE to award prestigious annual prize

The Chippendale International School of Furniture is delighted that Professor Richard Demarco CBE will be awarding the third annual Demarco Prize 2018 for graduating students at a reception in Edinburgh this June. Professor Demarco is one of the UK’s leading arts...

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