Hello, we’re Emma and Kevin,
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. Over Three years in and here we are with our own workshops and showroom in Newry, Co. Down and a growing base of both private 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 in our workshop, by hand, using carefully selected woods combined with metalwork that we design and fabricate. 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 how best to prepare it so that its true beauty shines through. We work with everything from the humble pine to harder woods like oak, ash, larch and even (when we can find it) walnut. We try to finish the wood in a way that does justice to its natural make-up, using stains and finishes sparingly in such a way as to ensure the surfaces are up to everyday use without being overly prepared.
We split our production between standard items which we call our ‘Range’ and more bespoke pieces. The ‘Range’ is always developing and, due to more repeatable production processes, allows us to offer our style of furniture at a price that is accessible to more people. Alongside the Range, we are always making 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 natural edges and character on our tables and benches in what we call our ‘live edge’ pieces.
We like nothing better than sitting down over a cup of good coffee talking to like-minded people about woodwork and metal design. If you have a project in mind or simply want to have a browse, why not call in 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.
" What can i say!? I first fell in love with Rustic soul when Kevin made my dining table... from there my vision for the new barber shop grew! Kevin knew instantly what I had in my head and blew me away with what he created! I will be telling everyone about his raw talent, he even incorporated the the old coat hooks from my children's old primary school! The B-Hive barber. Shop looks truly amazing.....Thank you from the bottom of my heart guys! Will have a beer waiting for you Kevin.....Emma, you must come too! "
B-Hive barber shop, Dromore
" Thanks Rustic Soul! We love it! Another fabulous piece delivered! Kevin your designs, craftsmanship & the quality of the finished product is exceptional. Keep up the great work! Many thanks Louanne and Greg. "
Louanne & Greg,
" Moved into our first home and wanted something cool and original and luckily on facebook came across this hidden GEM!! Me n Conor are delighted with our table, bench, coffee table and hooks!! They're gorgeous, just pure quality!! This lovely family run business provide wonderful service from start to finish! We will be back !! Thanks again!! "
" We recently moved into our first house and wanted to put our own mark on it.We visited Rustic Soul in there showrooms in Newry and they didn't disappoint. We got a bench, table and shelf from them and will certainly be heading back for some more items. Such a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Thanks guys for making our house a home. "
" I am over the moon with the products I have received from rustic soul, their ability to create a rustic finish with total precision is undoubtably second too none. I am looking forward to placing another order in the near future. "
" Emma and Kev are great people to deal with and very passionate about their work. We absolutely love our new table and bench. Highly recommend Rustic Soul! "