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Dan Strutt- Glazing at Carpenter Oak

Dan Strutt- Glazing at Carpenter Oak

Joined Carpenter Oak: 2015

Interview with Dan

  • What do you enjoy doing when not in glazing?

  • Oil painting, especially seascapes and local places, surfing around Devon and Cornwall. I think my favourite thing though is going down the river Dart on my boat, lighting fires on the banks, fishing, camping with my family, being outdoors.
  • What is the most embarrassing job you have ever had?

  • Not sure it's embarrassing but the worst job I've had is when I was young and working in a milk factory. Everything smelt of milk, I smelt of milk the whole time, it was mind numbingly boring. Actually an embarrassing job is any concerning a uniform with a baseball cap because it makes my ears stick out. Woodlands had baseball caps.
  • what sort of music do you enjoy listening to?

  • I have a very broad taste in music, everything from classic rock to classical. My wife has an ipod full of terrible pop music, which she sometimes leaves in the car. I quite enjoy listening to that too...


I was born in New Zealand and lived in Nigeria before my family moved to Totnes in South Devon. I went to Dartington primary and then on to KEVICCs, and of course did the obligatory Totnes stint working at Woodlands. I've always enjoyed creating things, be it building or painting and I do think that generally people's careers follow their instincts, for me that has been carpentry. I worked in the joinery shop of a company building motor caravans for 15 years, where I was part of the design, cut, and machine process. For years Jono at Carpenter Oak had been saying I'd really enjoy it here and eventually when the time was right for a change there was a position available.