Tim Greaves

Tim Greaves


Team Leader

Joined Carpenter Oak: 2010

Interview with Tim Greaves

Best project you have worked on and why:
Toller Fractrum – It was a really interesting and challenging project

When not in the yard what do you like doing:
Printmaking

If stranded on a desert island, which three people would you take and why:
Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King (both have well-balanced views) and Picasso for his playfulness

Which three people would be in your dream Carpentry team and why:
John Kempski, Pete Isla and Steve B

What is the most embarrassing job you’ve ever had:
Stacking yoghurts at happy shopper

What do you enjoy most about working with oak/wood:
The ever-changing material

Music:
Bonnie Prince Billy

Best comedy film ever made:
Big Lebowski

Favourite Quote:
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” Theodore Roosevelt

Favourite place in the world:
Devon

Biography
I’ve had a few jobs over the years but always within craft – these include mannequin making and the creation of a concrete boat! Prior to timber framing, I was a scenic carpenter for theatres then 12 years ago I moved to Bristol and became a timber framer.

Image: Ellie Walpole

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