Wood Playing with Fire!

A new look combining wood with fire. Just an idea, but I could not resist the idea of combining burned Douglas Fir wood for a table top with solid oak table legs, which in theory would provide excellent contrast! As you can see from the photo I put that theory to the test, burning the Douglas Fir wood has significantly highlighted the grain to show it’s real texture with a great range of shades (that’s if you like shades of burned wood!?) So what now… Leave it as a daft idea or burn the actual table top which has taken 2 days to make. Oh well, pass...

Our First Blog!

Well, to most it would appear that little has been happening at the Mill Studio since we launched this website but we are hoping you are in for a pleasant surprise. When we opened the door to the studio last October we realised its potential immediately, but not the hard work that was required to get it ready. Finally we are almost there and not only do we have a unique space to both work in and display our products, but we hope we have put back new life into a wonderful building which sits in the Leys estate at Banchory. Please keep watching this page for...


Locally sourced wood, crafted to make unique pieces of furniture. Whatever species the difference in character in each tree is the real start of the journey and it's always exciting when you finally cut it open to reveal the hidden beauty which you will be the first to see. Regardless of how long the tree has been down it takes either years to air dry which never gets it dry enough to use indoors or weeks in our kiln. After that we can start to imagine the many possibilities to make something unique, be it a table, bench, lamp or maybe a mirror, the options are endless.

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