Viscount Linley (left) and the BBC's Will Gompertz
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Furniture-making secrets on show

A new exhibition of British furniture over the past 500 years is opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on 1 December.

A new exhibition of British furniture over the past 500 years is opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on 1 December.

Furniture maker Viscount Linley told the BBC's Will Gompertz the exhibition was ''inspirational'' as it would help people appreciate the skill involved - and encourage them to try crafting furniture for themselves.