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Cantrill Furniture Design

David Cantrill's new cabinet-making business is based in a partly converted cowshed on his father's farm near Ashbourne. He sought funding to convert the building and develop his new business making high quality wooden furniture from his own designs.

He accepts commissions for items, mainly out of oak and ash, and personally oversees all the work - from ordering the wood through to delivery of the finished product.

After four years working for Thomas Hotchkiss Oak Furniture at Foston in Derbyshire, David decided that the time was right to set up on his own. Funding would not only enable the conversion of his workshop but also pay for specialist tools and machinery that are vital for his new business. 

David's materials are sourced from local suppliers within the Derbyshire Dales whenever possible. He aims to market himself through a website and attend selected country shows. Once the business had established itself he hopes to take on an additional worker or apprentice.

Total project cost £11,385.

Leader grant £5,692.

Contact information

David Cantrill

Boundary Farm 


Tel: 01335 330358