Here are the people who make up the Colinton Furniture ‘family’. Discover the wealth of talent in the heads and hands of our team, and you’ll soon learn why pride in a job well done is the reason why nothing short of exactly what you want is good enough.
Dennis will freely tell you that what gives him the greatest satisfaction is sensing the pride in his team as they bring each project to life. He knows that with their exacting standards, if his team are happy then the client is sure to feel the same. When he’s not running the business, he’s out running or enjoying a sail.
Danielle is the expert voice of Colinton Furniture on Social Media. When she’s not sharing our latest projects, or writing about the things we do best she’s sharing her latest design finds online. She loves seeing how creative the team can be with new materials and her favourite job was a reception desk for a major commercial office honed from Corian and finest Walnut. When’s she’s not talking to customers online you’ll find her sailing with her Dad or tinkling the ivories.
Finn AKA ‘Finnegan McInnegan’ is a regular visitor to the Colinton workshop. When he’s not traipsing mud through the office, he’s finding someone’s feet to use as a pillow for a quick snooze.
Stewart came to paint the workshop with a friend 22 years ago and he’s still here. First he was offered a job driving a van before training to become a veneering specialist. Today his expertise spans, Machine Cutting, Edge Banding and Spray Polishing and with 22 years’ service he is the longest serving member of the team. “We are like brothers in the workshop. It’s very much a family company and we are part of that family.
Richard gets a buzz watching something leave the workshop he knows he helped to build, and that not many people have the skills to do just that. During his apprenticeship learning from the other craftsmen around him he’s built a staircase and worked with oak and multiple other trades to produce an exhibition project for the National Museum of Childhood. Not one to take life slow even in his spare time his other passions are downhill biking and Motocross.
Mark can work with any material. He has nearly 20 years’ experience under his belt and knows how best to do each job so that every element fits perfectly. As the clients who ask for him by name, time and time again will testify, Mark only leaves when the job looks good. Communication he believes before, during and after the job is critical. Clearly a man born to work with his hands, he also restores old motorbikes and was chosen to represent Scotland as a fly fisherman.
Andy’s skills have been well and truly put to the test in the last two years. He created an intricate multi-media cave designed to look 100 years old for a National Museums ‘Time Travel’ Exhibition, as well as a state-of the art curved Corian reception desk with routered letters and LED backlighting. When he’s not going back in time you’ll find him kicking a ball for his local football team.