Neil is a cabinet maker specialising in handmade boxes. Each box he creates is highly individual.

The process is part design and part intuition, focusing on the inherent beauty of the wood and giving it a second life through his work.

He creates a range of boxes including jewellery, heirloom, and occasion. Working predominately in beautiful Scottish timbers such as Ash. Beech, Birch, Elm, Hornbeam, Lime, Oak, Sycamore, Walnut and Yew with a choice of luxurious interior linings including leather, velvet, tartans and Harris tweed.

Neil originally trained and worked as a Graphic Designer, but felt that his true vocation lay in working with the beautiful material that is wood. He made the decision to retrain as a Furniture maker under the guidance of cabinet maker Nick Goodall. The years spent studying and working as an artisan have shaped his craft today.

Neil’s workshop is based in Newtongrange, Midlothian.

 

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