meet the team
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.
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.
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!