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Local wood - local makers

Updated: Jun 27, 2023


At Scottish wood we often get asked do we know any carpenters or furniture makers? And the answer is yes, yes we do - some of the best in Scotland in fact!


Through the supply of our timber and our partnership with the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers and the Scottish Working Woods label we maintain strong links with The Scottish Furniture Makers Association - a membership body which promotes and supports independent furniture designers and makers across Scotland, celebrating their art, craft and creativity.


Local wood - local makers


"Bringing the work of our members to a wider audience, showcasing the beauty and diversity of furniture being produced in Scotland today. Our members are innovative, using the best of traditional and contemporary techniques and utilising a wide range of materials, from Scottish hardwoods to metal and glass".
"Scotland has a rich and evolving history of furniture design and making. Our members work on a range of projects and commissions - from small products and bespoke pieces for the home, limited batch production and large-scale commissions for public and commercial spaces". - The Scottish furniture makers Association.

Visit www.scottishfurnituremakers.org.uk where you can learn more about each of the individual members, explore a gallery of their work and make direct contact through their Members Page and access a directory which features profiles of all Scottish Furniture Makers Association members, giving you an introduction to their work and ethos. Each profile page includes contact details so that you can contact the members directly to find out more about their work or discuss a commission.




Are you a maker in Scotland? - Options available from their website to join the Scottish Furniture Makers Association and promote your work and services.


SOCIALLY CONNECTED COMMUNITY You’ll have access to a community of artisans and designers who share your interests and passions, providing opportunities for knowledge-sharing, problem-solving and collaboration via group chat forums and a members’ Facebook group.

TRUSTED BRAND IDENTITY As a member you will be eligible to use the Scottish Furniture Makers Association logo on your digital channels and marketing materials - giving customers the reassurance of a trusted brand.

ONLINE PROFILE & GALLERY The Scottish Furniture Makers Association website gives members the opportunity to personally curate their own Profile Page, complete with biography, image gallery, contact details and links to your website and social channels. You can also raise your profile by submitting articles to the online Maker’s Journal and completing the Featured Member Interview.

EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES Group exhibitions are one of the highlights of the Scottish Furniture Makers Association year, taking members’ work to a wider audience. Opportunities include the Scottish Furniture Makers Association Annual Show (with award categories) as well as group stands at a number of regional art and craft fairs. Participation fees are competitive and you’ll also benefit from support and promotion from the association.


SPECIAL PROJECTS The Scottish Furniture Makers Association works with partner organisations to create one-off projects which are open exclusively to members. Past projects have included the Wych Elm project and the prestigious After the Storm exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

REGULAR NEWS UPDATES As part of the Scottish Furniture Makers Association community you’ll read about industry news, opportunities, events and support via the News & Events section of the website and our regular members’ email bulletins.

ACCESS TO RESOURCES You’ll be able to develop and share your skills with access to planned resources including online tutorials and workshops. You’ll also get a free copy of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers (ASHS) ‘The Full Circle’ magazine delivered to your door twice a year, with opportunities to write and submit your own articles.

DISCOUNTS The Scottish Furniture Makers Association negotiates with suppliers to provide members with discounts on a range of products.

Visit www.scottishfurnituremakers.org.uk for more information.

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