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Chris Lane Team Leader Carpenter at Carpenter Oak Ltd Devon

Frame Designer

Joined Carpenter Oak: 2005

Interview with Chris

  • What is the best project you have worked on and why?

  • The massive Penistone Open Market and the tiny kids' den in Haldon Forest are two projects I loved working on: such opposites.


I moved down to Devon 8 years ago to start work at Carpenter Oak. Since then, two children, two cats and a big dog have joined our family. Previously I studied arboriculture at Merrist Wood College and wooden boatbuilding at the International Boatbuilding Training College, before getting into timber framing. I have enjoyed working on a wide range of projects at Carpenter Oak, from the tiny kids’ den in Haldon Forest to the massive Penistone open market. I’m also into old cars, old motorbikes, old buses, old trucks or anything old and rusty that doesn’t work.