Discover the home of beautiful hardwood furniture in Speyside at Burnside of Ballintomb Furniture Makers, made with only the finest native hardwoods and traditional methods.
Father and son team, Henry and Julian Schmechel, have been based at Archiestown on Speyside since 1988, designing and handmaking traditional and contemporary pieces of hardwood furniture, mainly to commission.
Almost 60 years of knowledge, skill and experience goes into the production of each piece, all of which are made using solid locally grown hardwoods, particularly Oak, Ash, Elm, Wych Elm and Sycamore. Plywoods, blockboards, and M.D.F. are never used in the construction of the furniture, and all the joints, whether mortise and tenon or dovetail, are all cut and fitted entirely by hand and hand polished.
The making of furniture, has been part of the family for generations, each father in turn teaching his son the craft from an early age.