Currently viable crafts




The making of fine furniture or other highly skilled woodwork. See also furniture making and joinery.


Status Currently viable
Craft category Wood
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised
Origin in the UK
Current no. of professionals (main income)
Current no. of professionals (sideline to main income)
Current no. of trainees
Current total no. serious amateur makers
Current total no. of leisure makers
Minimum no. of craftspeople required






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Issues affecting the viability of the craft


Support organisations


Craftspeople currently known

Since 1914, G. Ryder & Co. Ltd has been producing the finest hand-made boxes for leading galleries, museums and institutions.


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