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Each piece of furniture is created by one
or more of the young people involved
We are always moving forward here at Furniture Works and we’ve been on an exciting journey which began in 2012, when a community interest company called Futureworks NY was founded.
Futureworks NY offers bespoke support and guidance for people of all ages including academic and practical skills within the local community.
One of the key elements of Futureworks NY is furniture restoration, where our learners gain practical skills and by doing so also gain confidence and fulfil their potential.
In 2020, we had an idea and this idea developed into a fully-fledged retail premises and workshop in Scarborough town centre!
Challenges included the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Lockdowns. However, the team have pulled out all the stops to help make Furniture Works a success.
The furniture restoration has gone from strength to strength over the years and in early 2020, we realised we were ready to move onto the next stage: open a retail premises!
This exciting step took months to sort: we had to find the right location and then improve the interior, have sufficient stock and also prepare our retail premises for the general public.
We also needed a great website so customers can buy items online as well as call into our store for a close look.
We have now been in business for over a year and we'd like to thank everyone for their support so far.