David Alexander MacGruer is a Scottish cabinet maker based in the Highlands of Scotland.

He studied fine cabinetmaking in Canada and his work influenced by his time there studying the craft and teachings of the late James Krenov. Krenov was one of the most prolific figures in fine cabinet making, who taught the importance of having a connection with the wood and work. David embraced these philosophies and aims to create work which is clean, quiet and personal. 

Whether his own design or a client's, David devotes himself to each project, taking inspiration from his natural surroundings and different eras of modern design. Combining traditional joinery methods with modern technology to make strong and durable furniture. 


Machines are utilised to a certain point but all work is taken to completion by hand. Waxes and oils enhance the character of the chosen timber without disguising its natural colour and tones. 

David welcomes commissions of all sizes and is always interested in collaborations with fellow designers.