We like to think of our furniture and gifts having a history and a story of their own to tell. Hard wood trees take up to four hundred years to grow before being cut down and the timber made into church pews or furniture. After that they may have been part of a Scottish church for more than two hundred years before finding their way to GROW to be recycled or lovingly refurbished.
Our timber comes from a range of items found in churches and church buildings, we have refurbished all kinds of church furniture including communion tables, pulpits, chairs and lecterns as well as recycling timber from pews.
Oak, beech, douglas fir, ash, yellow pine, mahogany and parana pine have been some of the timber which we have been donated.
We work sympathetically with the design of the furniture we receive, retaining where we can the original church features. Pews are often cut down to fit into today’s living spaces.
After a programme of modernisation we have been donated wood from a large number of churches around Scotland including the Beechgrove Church in Aberdeen, Ladywell Baptist Church in Livingston an Colinton Mains Church in Edinburgh.
After receiving wood from a church we will often arrange to return with a range of gift items from that wood which means that parishioners can enjoy having a bit of the church pews at home. Ladywell Baptist Church recently commissioned us to create a communion table from their old pews.