The Pine Rack
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Mr Brendan Murphy
The Pine Rack is a traditional country pine furniture workshop and showroom featuring handmade furniture and crafts. Located beside Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, the design emphasis is on traditional Irish furniture that can be custom created.
The workshop and showroom creates traditional pine furniture made from old reclaimed pine as well as new pine. These items are mainly free-standing pieces such as dressers, chairs, tables, lockers along with smaller features such as candle boxes, racks, spoon racks and stools.
The Pine Rack offers clients the opportunity to see first hand where their furniture is being made. This gives them an insight into the craftsmanship and skills involved in the creation of a woodwork item from start to finish. One-off pieces are handmade and hand finished with traditional decorative hand carvings, including hearts, diamonds, rope effects, cartwheels and a variety of other crafted embellishments. Working on a one-to-one basis with the client designing the piece add a certain personal touch.
The woodwork is inspired by traditional Irish countryside furniture. Traditional techniques and tools are employed throughout the feature's development, including mortise and tenon joints — a simple joint used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to connect pieces of wood.
The Pine Rack is located off the N84 between Castlebar and Ballinrobe, County Mayo.