About

 

Established in Edinburgh in 2017, the workshop is now located near Inverness, in the newly refurbished generator house of the beautiful Belladrum Estate.

 

Taking inspiration from the workshop's natural surroundings, the furniture made here is quiet and personal yet undeniably influenced by eras of modern design. Wood is selected from home grown trees, often composed with accents of complimenting timbers from further afield to create subtle details and intricacies. 

 

Utilising traditional hand tools and machinery, each is piece is built with precision, using strong joinery and natural finishes to ensure your furniture remains functional and durable for lifetimes of use.

A few select pieces are available to order direct from the shop page. New products will be added in 2022.

To commission a piece or arrange a workshop visit, contact here.

David Alexander MacGruer is a furniture designer and maker from Scotland.

He studied fine cabinetmaking in B.C, 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 not only trusting one's hand skills but having a connection with the wood and one's work. David embraced this philosophy and has dedicated his working life to the craft.

After two years sharing a workshop with fellow makers in Edinburgh, he moved back to his home county of the Highlands and has recently set up a new, spacious workshop on the Belladrum Estate near Inverness.

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

Contact David to make an equiry.

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