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Carpentry Courses are Back in Fashion

Carpentry Courses are Back in Fashion

There has never been a better time to take carpentry courses because the industry is booming.

Alice-Azania Jarvis reported in the Independent that practical carpentry is en vogue once again after beating off competition from the rise in popularity of flat-pack furniture from retailers such as Ikea.

Nick Gutfreund, the winner of last year’s City & Guild carpentry Medal of Excellence, told the newspaper that quality carpentry had come under threat from cheap furniture but people are starting to appreciate craftsmanship once again.

He said: “Flat-packs have left people believing that well-made woodwork is not something to be valued.

People don’t understand why they should pay more than £50 for a table; they can’t identify quality craftsmanship.”

An increasing number of people are enrolling on carpentry courses and there is growing demand for jobs in the industry.



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