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So far Cecil has created 22 blog entries.

Shetlandic Art Nouveau

I studied Furniture making  in Glasgow and High Wycombe and during this time one of the design ideas that excited me was to design furniture which would reflect something of Shetlands culture and landscape. In Glasgow the most famous local architect and furniture designer was Charles Rennie MacKintosh. After I first moved to Glasgow I […]

August 31st, 2015|News|0 Comments

Bespoke cabinet

This sideboard was the first commission that we finished in the new workshop. The client had been looking for a cabinet to fit a space in the house but could find nothing mass produced that was suitable. This is what we do really well. We can take you idea and turn it into a reality. […]

August 7th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Long lost friend!!

It’s great when you here from clients that have commissioned furniture from you in the past.  Strangely annoying when you remember that you never did get any good photographs of the piece that you made for them and that you have a recollection that you really did enjoy making the piece and wonder how it […]

April 7th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Bubinga coffee table

I have just finished this beautiful coffee table. This is the second coffee table this year which I have made using  awesome bubinga for the top of the table. The timber grows with rich red hardwood and light coloured sapwood which is a really amazing contrast. The legs are shaped using my signature shaping technique […]

February 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Febuary’s Featured Products

Recently we’ve been busy with a number of commission pieces, and I was sorting through some previous work that hadn’t made it onto the website yet. Here’s a selection of our updates, old and new. See what you think.

Click on the image for more detail on each piece.

February 14th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Gift Certificate

Don’t know what to buy for a friend / relatives birthday or special occasion? What about a Paparwark gift certificate! You choose the amount which can be used against any Paparwark purchase within one year of issue. A great way to give a personal gift and ensure they get what they want too! Contact Cecil […]

January 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Self assembly table only £700

Design brief: Self assembly furniture is commonly seem as cheap and poor quality. How can we change this?

Inspiration: When on a trip to Norway I was working in a museum and noticed a traditional method which was used to construct traditional barns from large logs.

Idea:  That same construction would work very well in furniture. You can make a beautiful […]

January 9th, 2015|News, Special Offer|0 Comments

large Stool (Creepie) £250

Creepies were originally used for milking cows and additional seats in the traditional croft houses.  I have taken the basic design and given it a modern twist.  These stools have numerous uses from extra seating, footstools, extra height for those hard to reach places, a place to rest whilst putting on your shoes, the list […]

September 26th, 2014|Shop|0 Comments

Decorative chopping / Serving boards

Shetland Scallops with bacon prepared and ready for the pan. These will feature in Shetland Food and Cooking, a new book by Marian Armitage which is to be published by the Shetland Times in November

June 23rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Up coming events 2014

This year we are participating in several events. We hope you will be able to attend some of them. […]

June 10th, 2014|News|0 Comments