Cabinetmakers: training and supporting furniture makers

Author: Richard Preece

From the artist working in wood to large scale manufacturer of iconic designs, I met professional makers from all manner of backgrounds to discover how they work, how they learn and how they share their skills to succeed working in their craft in 2014. Furniture making skills are tacit in their nature and I was especially interested to see how master craftspeople transfer these skills to others using demonstrations, positive feedback and through practical assessment.