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 our 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.  In January 2020, we officially changed our legal structure to a Community Interest Company (CIC).

Real Wood Studios is home to some of Scotland’s finest designer-makers working with native timber to produce a wide range of free-standing bespoke furniture from dining tables and chairs to cabinets and coffee tables. We also undertake larger scale projects such as fully fitted bespoke kitchens, reception desks, doors and architectural interiors. Bespoke flooring, larch cladding and fireplace mantels are all produced in our purpose built machine shop. Our collectively managed on-site showroom features a range of work for sale, which can be bought direct from the makers, so the customer avoids paying any commission fees.

By working closely with local foresters and landowners we are able to source high quality hardwood logs from sustainably managed woodlands. The timber is processed through 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.