Derek Jones

Derek Jones has been the editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine for the last seven years and has written extensively on the subject. A furniture maker with more than thirty years experience he now splits his time between teaching, demonstrating and running a bespoke furniture making business.

Describe your approach to teaching.
I'm a firm believer that the best way to learn a new technique is within the context of a live project where students can take away an item of real use and the skills to carry on building similar items.

What inspires your own work?
Good hand tool skills are transferable between disciplines and wherever appropriate I enjoy borrowing methods of work from other trades.

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