about

Fynewood is situated in Dunoon on the Cowal peninsula in the south of Argyll. Although we are a small family run business we have the advantage of a large 17000m2 covered building containing our workshop, saw mill and show room.

As the name suggests our interest and expertise lie in all things wood, with our focus being hand-built cabins, figured wood furniture and wood sales.

We are also the Argyll based dealers for Lugarde and Woodpro garden rooms, gazebos and summerhouses. The quality and finish of these product fits exactly with our ethos of high quality, affordable products.

We look forward to your visit.

the fynewood team

The heart of Fynewood has to be our saw mill. Whether we are cutting hardwood for furniture, logs for cabins, or mantles to frame a fireplace it all starts on the mill! Our wood is sourced from local sustainable sources. Typically, our hardwood will come to us from local tree surgeons, arborists and land owners.

We love knowing where our trees come from and the history and enjoy passing the story on to our customers, whether it be a table crafted from wood, sourced from a local estate or a chopping board made from drift-wood washed up on a local beach.

meet the team

derek farrar

Wood finder

Derek’s interest in all things wood was sprouted during a 40 year tenure with the forestry commission. Starting in the Nursery caring for saplings Derek proceeded onto tree felling, later  moving to Argyll where he spent a number of years as a Forestry Ranger. During this time Derek started to produce Shepherd’s crooks. This pursuit established a deeper interest in wood impelling him to buy a bandsaw mill, thus Fynewood was created.

stuart gower

wood engineer

From sketching up tables, to fully rendered cabin plans, Stuart is the first step in our creative process. By his own admission having an eclectic career path has certainly aided his understanding of design and building processes. Certainly not afraid to get his hands dirty Stuart does our in house  steel fabrication. He is also our in house engineer keeping the Fynewood cogs turning.

ingus tomsons

Wood builder

Since leaving school in Latvia, Ingus has been involved in the fabrication and construction of traditional log cabins. His skills have found him working as far afield as Norway and now Scotland. He often jokes that he could use a chainsaw before he could walk. Watching him at work we could quite believe that!

Fynewood is committed to playing its part in the Fair Work Convention’s vision that by 2025, people in Scotland will have a world-leading working life where fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society. 

We are therefore developing a workplace that is built on the five key dimensions
of Fair Work: effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect.