Who is Dovetail Scotland?

Dovetail Scotland was founded in May 2000 by Steve McLean. All of our designs to date are by Steve and unique to us. Although trained as a Civil Engineer he also enjoyed a keen interest in Art, design and carpentry which he taught himself through books and practical application. He initially started designing and building furniture needed for the family home, creating practical but beautiful, solid wood furniture from local timbers capable of withstanding his five young children! Coffee tables are in fact dance floors, sharp corners magnets for small heads and chairs always tested to their limits and beyond! These were all just problems to be solved and in turn led to the birth of Dovetail Scotland.

What we do

Dovetail Scotland specialize in bespoke, handmade Kitchens, furniture, Post and Beam structures and specialist signage in stone slate and wood. We also offer sawmilling and Solar kiln drying facilities which we market through the ASHS and SFMA  business groups of which we are active members. All our furniture is made from locally sourced Scottish hardwoods and our workshop facilities can produce wood turnings, skirting, facings and architectural features, in most Scottish timbers to suit the most demanding requirements. We strive for the highest degree of craftsmanship at all times and just as each tree is unique, so too is each piece we produce.

Scottish Working Woods Label

We are proud to be members of the Scottish Working Woods label, guaranteeing our products to be at least 98% of Scottish origin. From time to time we exhibit our work in conjunction with the Scottish Furniture Makers Association and you will find details of this year’s exhibitions on the SFMA website.

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Steve McLean - Dovetail Scotland

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