We regularly make bookcases to order to suit our clients homes. We make bookcases in Vic Ash, Messmate, Blackwood, Jarrah and other timbers on request.

We usually use a combination of solid timbers and veneers especially if our clients request adjustable shelves.

Our bookcases can incorporate doors with glass or timber inserts, fixed or adjustable shelves, box type design with open backs or just the traditional straight shelf right across the cabinet.

The majority of our bookcases are locally made so instead of just settling for the standard sizes of 1800, 2100 and widths of 600, 900 or 1200 you can have a bookcase perfectly sized to suit your home.

If you bring in the dimensions or email them in we can usually quote it within 24 hours.

This way the bookcase is perfectly suited to your home and maximises your storage.

We can also stain bookcases to blend with your exiting desk and file cabinets or any other furniture item in your home.

Timber talk by

Mark Mortelliti

bookcases, aria 2pce 400deep bookcase 2 door Bookcase Copy of Hawthorne display (old version)



Big Redgum Tables over 3000mm Long

Custom made Redgum tablesIts not easy to find Redgum tables over 3000mm long and there is a good reason for this.

Its not because they are too heavy, but they will weigh a tonne!

Its not because its too hard to make them.

Its because the supply of long Redgum timbers is very hard to find in the industry.

We have made Redgum tables 3300mm and 3600mm in the past but we have often had to quote a much slower lead time than the normal 6-8 weeks.

We quote around 12 weeks to give us enough time to ring around our timber suppliers and actually locate appropriate boards to enable us to do the job.

I just been chatting with one of my timber merchants and suppliers here in my Nunawading showroom and he has advised me he has just secured some 4300mm Redgum timbers.

That means if you in the market for a BIG Redgum table locally made you should get in touch with me right now.

Thanks for reading the Word on Wood,

Mark Mortelliti

redgum furniture


Wood you spot the difference between solid and veneer?



I had a nice couple in my showroom last week.

We got talking and I could tell straight away the guy was a timber guy.

He really appreciated the quality of my ranges and was enjoying exploring all the different hardwoods on display.

As we talked he mentioned he had got stitched up in the past buying a hardwood cabinet he was told was solid timber only to find out later the tops were veneer. He was disappointed in himself for not spotting the difference, by the time he noticed and went back to the place of purchase the company had closed down, no surprise.

I explained that there are some products in the market place that have almost fooled my trained eye of 23 plus years experience.

I recently came across a full range of blackwood furniture imported where the tops looked solid however on closer inspection the tops were only solid about 10cm in from the ends and edges and the majority of the top surface area had been veneered in strips to match the solid end grains. To the untrained eye it looked solid.

When your looking for timber furniture make sure you ask lots of questions and seek out an independent retail furniture specialist, make sure they don’t have the words clearance centre or outlet or closing down sale on the windows and look around and find out how long they have been in business.

Quality furniture is an investment that will last if you make good choices. as the saying goes “Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten”

If your not sure what your considering is the real deal then its probably not and if you need a second opinion get in touch with me before you buy.


The Word on Wood by Mark Mortelliti


Furnitex 2013

The 2013 Furnitex event was held last week in Melbourne attracting furniture retailers, interior designers, manufactures and importers from all over Australia and overseas.

The event held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre was the normal showcase of furniture and home wares and interior trends for the coming year ahead.

As my focus is locally made product it was evident that the number of Australian made exhibitors was smaller again this year, which for me is a disappointing trend I am seeing.

On Friday night the AFA furniture awards evening was held attended by about 80 people from various companies within the furniture industry, the night was hosted by Michael Roberts and acknowledged some of the best furniture makers in the industry.

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