Our Story

In 2009, Real Wood Studios was established to provide a facility for furniture makers, artists and craftsmen. The vision was for a creative hub of highly skilled wood workers specialising in the supply and use of local Scottish timber. Run by its members as a non-profit distributing social enterprise, Real Wood Studios has become a model business for the Borders, winning Scottish Borders Council’s 2014 Business Enterprise Award for Best Rural Business.

Real Wood Studios is home to some of Scotland’s finest designer-makers working with our timber to produce a wide range of free-standing bespoke furniture from dining tables and chairs to cabinets and coffee tables. They also undertake larger scale projects such as fully fitted bespoke kitchens, reception desks, doors and architectural interiors. We also produce bespoke flooring, larch cladding and fireplace mantels. Our collectively managed on-site showroom features a range of work for sale, which can be bought direct from the makers, cutting out middle-man commission payments.

By working closely with local foresters and landowners we are able to source high quality logs from sustainably managed woodlands. The timber is processed by our own sawmill and as well as ourselves, it is used by architects, builders, furniture makers, artists and hobbyists.

If there is anything about us or our services which you can’t find on the website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.