Ben Pope

Ben Pope


Carpenter

Joined Carpenter Oak: 2014

Interview with Ben Pope

What music are you currently listening to in the workshop?
Dexter Gordon and Maceo Parker

When not in the yard, what do you enjoy doing?
Playing music, tennis and surfing.

Favourite quote?
We’re not making jewellery boxes – Thorsten

Biography
I completed my carpentry and joinery apprenticeship straight from school driven by an enthusiasm and aptitude for craft and design. During this time I helped assemble a new traditional style oak roof for a barn conversion with a local carpenter. It turned out he was in the first stages of starting up a small timber framing business with a partner, T&S Framing, who I eventually went on to work for (very nice guys). Outside of work, I am a keen musician, playing both the guitar and alto sax. I then decided to take a break from carpentry and spent four years studying music in London and two years teaching guitar before returning to my trade and being offered a job at Carpenter Oak which is where life finds me now. I still play music in my spare time and I try and keep up the practice!

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