If you are around and about in Haddington over the next couple of weeks you will find wheelbarrow planters dotted around the town as part of Blooming Haddington's entry into the Keep Scotland Beautiful awards. Here is our contribution, a newly built wooden wheelbarrow parked outside our workshops in Knox Place. Just need to figure out how to keep the plants alive until the judges arrive!
Just finished some oak pantry cabinets to compliment an existing kitchen in East Lothian. We selected some impressive sections of figured timber for the book-matched door panels. Internally there are pull-out oak boxes for baking and other dried foodstuff allowing these to be kept neatly together for storage and preparation.
We were delighted to lend a hand with this year's 20th anniversary Gardening Scotland show garden at Ingliston designed by Lynn Hill Garden Design constructing a pallet wood shelving unit for their cocktail bar. Great turn out despite the weather!
Here are some painted bookcases that we recently constructed for a client in Edinburgh. Designed for a modern house, the bookcases have clean lines and handle free doors as well as dimmable LEDs to allow control over the backlighting.
We have just completed our third set of bunk beds for a house in East Lothian, this time incorporating two additional pull out beds behind the skirting allowing a sleep over for six. As always we have included some secret compartments that I hope the kids will have some fun with. A great colour choice by the clients who opted for F&B Elephant's Breath (not sure what it's been inhaling!). We have several recent commissions that haven't yet made it onto the website as I am still to arrange photography. I will endeavour to sort this out soon along with better images of this one.
After several months of demolition, construction and refurbishment (not necessarily in that order) we are delighted to announce the opening of our new workshop in Haddington on Saturday, 8 December 2018 and would like to extend an invite to anyone and everyone who would like to have a look around our new premises at 5A Knox Place (site of the old Chocolate Tree factory, opposite Knox Academy).
Pick up a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine while browsing around some of our smaller commissions that we hope to borrow from their owners, alongside photographs and 3D CAD models of our kitchens and fitted bespoke furniture. Hope to see you there.
Designs for our latest kitchen commission for a cottage in East Lothian are complete and construction is well underway. This is a kitchen with a mixture of painted and oiled oak designed to fit in a newly refurbished light and airy room.
Just finished the initial design work on this set of bunk beds. Looking forward to seeing these develop in the workshop over the next wee while.
A sneak preview of some bedroom furniture leaving the workshop this week. Better images to follow.
If you happen to be passing a magazine stand, do pick up a copy of this month's Good Homes. We have the kitchen above in an article on pages 141 - 146. More detail on this kitchen here.
We have just completed this wine cellar for a client in East Lothian. Made from solid oak it holds 600 bottles with racking of various sizes to suit the client's current and future collection. I'll be heading back there in the new year to see it fully stocked so will post more photos then. I am just trying to work out if I can justify installing one of these in our own house. Surely everyone should have a wine cellar!
Here are a few photographs of cabinetry work we have carried out for Humbie Hub over the last year, installing the post office and cafe counters as well as the display cabinets and storage. The Hub, as its name suggests, has become a real focal point for the village and surrounding area and is attracting people from far and wide. I only wish it had been there when I lived in the village 15 years ago! Business has been good for them and they are now looking for additional display cabinets for local pottery and craft work. If you've not already been there for lunch or just a coffee and cake then please do, it is well worth the trip.
An ongoing piece of work for Glenkinchie Distillery, making use of pear trees that were taken down as part of landscaping works in their grounds. So far we have used the thinnest branches to make wooden coasters and whisky miniature holders for sale in the gift shop, and we have the rest of the timber drying off in a stack for future projects. Several pairs of sturdy gloves and some finger prints were lost in the sanding of these. Michael is still locked out of his phone!
We've just finished installing an off-the-shelf kitchen for a client in Edinburgh who was looking to enhance the standard cabinets with solid elm worktops, shelving and other details. Inspired by the finger or box joints commonly used in Scandinavian drawers, the worktop and haffets were completed with oversized finger joints adding visual interest to both top and side surfaces. It took four of us an hour to lift the completed worktop sections up four flights of stairs. I think they would look equally nice in balsa wood.
A newly completed kitchen for clients in Milngavie who were looking for a traditional shaker style kitchen of solid oak with a refitted pantry in an adjacent space. More photos to follow soon on the Kitchen page.