A smouldering sawdust fire fills the air with the scent of woodsmoke. Through the haze you can see a couple of garden sheds. The sound of hammering and some robust sawing emanates from inside. It is clear that some serious woodworking is going on. This is the home of James and Anita Peggie, where from their respective garden sheds they create bespoke cupboards, crofts, cottages and even Highland Coos, from end of life whisky barrels.
James is the whisky cupboard builder. Over the years he has developed his designs, combining his ideas along with his customer’s – always happy to have a go when they make a suggestion.
His designs are simple, with clean lines. He likes to let the beautiful oak speak for itself, and retains the original features of the wood wherever he can.