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About Us

Our Story

Hi, We're Emma & Kevin, 

The Owners of Rustic Soul, we started Rustic Soul in 2016 simply because we wanted to do something we love and bring our passion for hand-made rustic/industrial style furniture to the wider world along with offering people an alternative to mass produced furniture with the option to custom make to fit your space.  Over five years in and here we are with our own workshop and showroom in Newry, NI and a growing base of both residential and commercial customers all over Ireland.

While growing our business, we have tried hard to hold onto the ethos that makes us tick.  We love designing and making things and seeing people get the same level of excitement and enjoyment from our furniture as we do.  Everything we sell has been made locally in our workshop, by hand, using carefully selected woods combined with metalwork that we make in-house.  It's hard work but we love it, particularly when we find a fantastic piece of unique timber or an unusual ‘slab’ at one of our favourite timber mills.

Over the years we have learned so much about wood and developed a real passion and respect for it's history, we do our best to prepare it so that its authentic beauty shines through.  We work with everything from humble Scandinavian Redwood to harder woods like Oak & Ash.  We finish the wood in a way that does justice to its natural make-up and character, using stains and finishes to show off its characteristics while ensuring the surfaces are up to everyday use without being overly prepared.

Our production time is split between made to order items in our ‘Rustic & Contemporary Collections’ and Commercial Projects.  We are always developing new pieces in our made to order collections and due to more repeatable production processes, it allows us to offer our style of furniture at a price that is accessible to more people.  Alongside the made to order furniture Collections, we make unique pieces either of our own design or to a design agreed with a customer. Quite often, our one-off pieces are inspired by the wood itself and we have a particular love for keeping the designs simple and letting the materials speak for themselves. 

If you have a project in mind or simply want to have a browse, why not make an appointment to see us at our showroom just off the main A1 north of Newry, Co. Down.  Also check out our constantly updated feeds on Instagram and Facebook where we like to keep our customers and followers up to date on the latest projects and designs.

Hope to see you soon!

Emma and Kev.


"Absolutely delighted with our table, bench and TV stand. Amazing craftsmanship and they look fantastic. Emma and Kevin a pleasure to deal with. Cannot recommend them enough!"

—  Leanne McCormick 

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