Commission custom wood signs and awards

Custom wood signs and awards from our award-winning wood workshop

A Rocha Eco Church awards

Every year, our wood workshop team create 100’s of bespoke custom wood awards and plaques for a range of commercial, government, third sector and community-based clients.

Join the growing number of organisations choosing The Grassmarket Community Project Wood Workshop as the ethical and sustainable alternative to mainstream suppliers.

Working on a commission basis, our wood workshop is completely self-sustaining and supports our essential work. We recycle unwanted church pews, windfall trees and other wood into beautiful bespoke products.

Contact [email protected] to discuss your commission

Custom wood signs and awards

Custom wood award for CAFOD

Choose from our popular range of handmade wood signs and awards, branded with your own image and message.

We regularly supply laser engraved and hand painted wooden plaques and awards from recycled wood to a range of organisations. Our clients include A Rocha UK Eco Church Awards, CAFOD, Edinburgh Architectural Association, Eco Congregation Ireland, NHS Scotland, Poverty Alliance, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Financial Enterprise and YMCA Scotland.

Custom Wood Awards for NHS Scotland
Custom made wood Living Wage Awards

Custom wood corporate gifts

Custom wood quaichs for The Scottish Government

Our corporate clients, including The Scottish Government, commission hand-crafted wooden gifts such as pens, clocks and quaichs from our wood workshop.

These unique, imaginative and ethically-sourced branded gifts are a great way for our clients to demonstrate their commitment to supporting their community.

Contact [email protected] to discuss what would work best for you

Commission bespoke wood furniture

GCP Wood Workshop - sideboard

Commission bespoke wood furniture, hand-crafted from recycled and responsibly-sourced wood. Our expert team transforms unwanted church pews and other recycled wood for your home, office, school or outdoor space.

From desks, tables, counters, cabinets and chairs, to signage and notice boards, to school furniture, outdoor benches, church fonts, lecterns and café interiors. Each item is designed and built to the customer’s exact specification and we can offer a variety of different types of wood, many of which are no longer commercially available.

We’ve been doing this for many years and we’re good at what we do.

We have kitted out all sorts of spaces with our beautiful wood including children’s nurseries, office and retail spaces, places of worship and of course people’s homes and gardens. Regular clients include the City of Edinburgh Council to The Church of Scotland.

Contact [email protected] to discuss what would work best for you

Choose from our range of beautiful hand-carved products

View our range of beautiful wooden products, all hand-carved from sustainably-sourced timber, at our Coffee Saints cafes, our wee Tartan Shop and via our Online Shop.


Hand Carved Kuksas



Wood Candlesticks


Supporting employability

GCP’s Wood Workshop, formed in 2006, is one of the social enterprises in Grassmarket Community Project.
Every sale helps us continue our good work. We believe every individual can make a worthwhile contribution to our community and wider society.

Wood Workshop Social Enterprise - Grassmarket Community Project

The woodwork team work with woodwork experts to learn valuable woodworking skills and gain practical work experience.

Through placements and apprenticeships, vulnerable individuals increase their confidence and self-esteem, develop good work ethics, improve their social skills, reliability and resilience, and ultimately work towards further opportunities including formal qualifications and employment.

For information on commissions, please contact: Jon Slight, [email protected]


The Grassmarket Community Project’s Wood Workshop on the generosity of our customers, funders and donors. Our key funders for this area of our work are John Lewis and Partners, Hub Foundation/Inspiring Scotland, Heritage Fund, Scottish Wildlife Trust and Edinburgh Airport. We thank them for their essential continued support.

John Lewis Logo
Hub Community Foundation - Grassmarket Community Project
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Edinburgh Airport