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Paul Slemmings Senior Frame Designer at Carpenter Oak Ltd Devon

Senior Frame Designer

Joined Carpenter Oak: 1999

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Interview with Paul

  • What is your nickname in the yard?

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

  • Westonbirt Arboretum Restaurant, interesting shape and lots of folk get to see it.
  • Who do others think you look like?

  • Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall.
  • What music are you currently listening to in the workshop?

  • Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot.
  • When not in the yard what do you enjoy doing?

  • Playing mandolin, cycling and scuba diving.


Hi, Paul here.  I studied and worked as an aerospace engineer, namely on supersonic air intakes for the never to happen Concorde replacement.  I then worked as a school teacher before getting the carpentry bug on a voluntary course just outside Bristol in 1996.  I joined Carpenter Oak Ltd in 1999 as a carpenter and now spend most of my time designing frames and supporting the company's computers, but still get the chance to dust off my tools a few times a year. So thanks for looking at our site, and should you commission us to design and build a frame for you, I look forward to being part of the process!