Splinter Workshop

Paul Nicholson

Like most members of the Splinter Workshop I studied woodwork at the Sturt School for Wood after an established career in an entirely unrelated field. I am now doing something I love and I hope this is reflected in my work.

My furniture tends to be mid twentieth century in style but I am also influenced by designs from the neoclassical period when designers such as James Adam and Thomas Sheraton were prominent. My approach to construction is traditional. Desks and cabinetry with fine dovetailed drawers and secret compartments are a specialty. Click here to see a secret compartment in action.

I teach traditional woodwork at Splinter Workshop and I am occasionally invited to present specialty courses at the Sturt Craft Centre in Mittagong, which I enjoy immensely. I feel strongly about keeping the traditional skills and techniques alive, and the teaching is an opportunity to contribute to this goal.

Tool making is a special interest and many of the tools that I use on a daily basis are hand-made.

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