Camelia Botnar Foundation
       Camelia Botnar Foundation

                          Carpentry Department

........"the Foundation has taught me a trade and put me on the right path.  I came with nothing and will leave a fully qualified Carpenter".      JT September 2013

THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP PICKED DEPARTMENTS.  NEW TRAINEES  WILL START  THEIR FIRST  COUPLE OF WEEKS MAKING A SPICE RACK OR A CORNER UNIT.   BY THE TIME THEY LEAVE THEY WILL BE VERY ACCOMPLISHED AT MAKING DRESSERS, DINING TABLES, AND EVEN  OUTDOOR OFFICES LIKE THE ABOVE.   IF YOU ARE COMMITTED AND PREPARED TO MAKE AN EFFORT, YOU WILL LEAVE WITH  YOUR FUNCTIONAL SKILLS IN MATHS AND ENGLISH WHICH OUR ON SITE TUTOR WILL HELP YOU WITH, AND OF COURSE A CITY & GUILDS/NVQ QUALIFICATION IN SITE CARPENTRY/JOINERY. MOST OF OUR TRAINEES GO ON TO CABINET MAKING, KITCHEN OR WINDOW FITTING SO THIS IS A VERY GOOD TRADE TO LEARN.

After two years in our Carpentry Department, Sam made this fabulous walnut coffee table in 2013 and he won 1st Prize in the Young Craftsman of the Year competition at the South of England show

The Foundation's cabinet-making and joinery department is housed in a large modern workshop, fully equipped with the machinery required for producing oak and pine furniture, hardwood and softwood joinery.

 

No prior experience is necessary as full training is given.    In the first week every new trainee will make a variety of items progressing to a chest of drawers and so on.

 

Once a trainee is proficient in basic furniture fabrication, he may enter the joinery section of the department.  Joinery is a separate discipline involving the production of doors, window frames and gates etc., for both interior and exterior applications, using both softwoods and hardwoods.  Much heavier timbers are used in joinery than in furniture production.

 

All furniture and joinery is produced for sale either through Camelia Botnar Homes & Gardens or direct to the end customer.  This helps to instil a serious commercial attitude towards their work - shoddy workmanship simply will not sell.

 

After around two years of working in this department, trainees will be competent carpenters, qualified to work as machinists, fabricators, joiners or cabinet makers.

 

This beach hut was one of the impressive items on  our stand at the South of England Show 2011 and helped us win First Prize for Best Stand in Show.

Participation in vocational qualifications is encouraged in this department to complement practical skills and our tutor is available to provide any necessary support with written work and with general communication, mathematical and IT skills.

 

In 2012 Jack won 1st Prize in the Young Craftsmen of the Year competition at the South of England Show and also 1st prize as Overall Young Craftsman of the Year. His prize money was over £1,000 and he received more publicity than a celebrity!  

 

What a way to end your work experience.

 

 

A while ago we were extremely proud to have been given the opportunity of making 30 table tops for the Visitor's Restaurant at Arundel Castle.

 

The Carpentry team were lucky to be invited for a tour around the castle and grounds with some refreshments in appreciation of their work.

 

 

Do you want to change your life around and perhaps get away from bad influences?

CAMELIA BOTNAR FOUNDATION

Maplehurst Road,

Cowfold,

West Sussex

RH13 8DQ

 

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Tel: 01403 864556 (office hours)

Email: enquiries@cameliabotnar.com
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