Posted on: 8th April 2016


Back in January, the Talent Match Cornwall team visited our framing yard in Devon to find out a little about working in the world of timber frame building and how best to get started as young carpenters.

In partnership with Real Ideas Organisation, the 18-24 year olds were guided by Marcus and Simon to make a 3 legged Zulu stool using traditional tools such as a shave horse, and to have a go making the oak pegs we use in our timber frames. Guided by the Carpenter Oak folk they got stuck in and all completed their stool, with no loss of fingers!

The day was captured by a film crew from Fotonow and Talent Match Cornwall, who have now released the video – we think it captures the Carpenter Oak spirit perfectly!

Talent Match Employers Club: Carpenter Oak from Fotonow CIC on Vimeo.

If you’re thinking about learning to be a highly-skilled carpenter, take a look at our opportunities page for advice and next steps.