Local Hero

For a long time now, I have been meaning to introduce you to a local cabinetmaker, David Robinson.

Comtemporary wooden kitchen

Edinburgh kitchen

His work is so beautiful: traditional and time honoured, using only the best quality materials, but with a contemporary edge.

Kitchen long view

Kitchen sink

detail showing hob

crate style drawers

I love these ‘crate style’ drawers…

He recently completed a commission to create a reception desk in a community centre on Coll

Callum admiring desk!

How stunning is that?

In his son, Callum’s words: ‘The solid ash carved upper rail was steam bent in massive sections which – drawing from a specially commissioned illustration by Katie Morag author and artist (and old family friend) Coll’s own Mairi Hedderwick – cleverly depicts scenes from this magical island where my dad has been re-building houses from the rubble up (like the incredible Mill at Acha and Stronvar at Breachacha) since he was in his twenties.

His fondness for the island is clear to see in the care and attention to detail he’s lavished on the carving, and indeed the whole piece, and it’s looking amazing in the space.’

The prow of the desk!

I am blown away by this project and actually by all David’s work!


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