The Boardroom at Logie Steading is Logie Timber‘s shopfront. This is a room in the old Motor House filled with timber suitable for furniture, mantle pieces, cladding, fencing, table tops, mantel pieces, turning blanks and offcuts. There’s also a selection of hand-crafted furniture and wood products and useful wood-related items such as wood oils tried and tested by us.
This is our showroom, where you can find finished boards in various local woods, as well as wood products by local craftspeople. Larger orders can be placed with the mill using the forms found in the boardroom or by calling Alec or Mark.
It’s worth a visit for the smell alone! You’ll find The Boardroom through the Farm & Garden Shop.
The Boardroom was opened during Logie Timber Festival on 4th & 5th May 2019. The festival was a celebration of all things wood, with over 60 different exhibitors, demonstrations and goings-on with everything from horse logging, axe throwing, tree climbing and big kit demonstrations to food, live music, kids activities and an extreme duck race on the River Findhorn. For a taste of the festival in pictures please visit this post.
History of The Boardroom
The entire building, of which The Boardroom is a small part, was planned back in the 1920s to be a garage for Logie House. A second floor above was planned for chauffeur’s and visiting chauffeur’s accommodation. If completed, the scale of the building would have rivalled Logie House. As it was, the war came along and the building was boarded up and not used again until 2013 when it was renovated and became part of Logie Steading Visitor Centre as we know it today. Amazingly, despite the patched-over flat roof, the lack of door coverings and the 1920’s windows that had only ever been primed, much of the building was in excellent condition and the windows didn’t even need to be replaced.
The Boardroom was the last remaining section of the “Big Garage” to be developed in 2018-19. The building has only been partially clad internally. We like to see how everything works; the arteries and veins of electricity and plumbing running around the walls, and the skeleton-like bare walls with home-grown timber board supports. We like its character this way. Sadly the up and over garage doors couldn’t be reused in their original form, but Dave Philp has repurposed them to create the beautiful doors under the arch that you see today.
We look forward to seeing how this space evolves and to welcoming you back to it to see what’s new, time and again.