Every item that leaves our workshop is something we are proud to have made and deliver to your home. Although we are a very small business it is important to us that we make a difference and first and foremost that means being an employer. We could automate many of our processes by using more machines to make our tables faster but that would change their character and put talented and skilled people out of work. We do use machines for some processes as without them our furniture would not be affordable and we passionately believe in handmade furniture that the majority of people can afford.
Furniture, if it is properly made, by hand in the UK by skilled makers being paid a wage commensurate to their skill (and including 20% VAT) is more expensive than mass produced or imported furniture but it is still great value for money and the more ethical choice. Please note, you will not find our furniture on any other websites.
The hardwood (and softwood such as Scots Pine and Larch) we source comes from a local tree surgeon who can often tell us exactly where the tree grew, always within the Scottish Borders. We feel this is the next best thing to reclaimed wood, just in the same way buying produce from your local butcher, baker or greengrocer is better than from a supermarket.
All of our off-cuts are given to our local community shed project or used by friends and family for firewood.