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 …

Timber Desks

Georgia recently contacted me needing a small timber desk for her sons room. The measurements were specific as was the need to house his school study gear (Mum’s Priority) but more importantly his game console (Son’s Priority) I did some sketches and we made the desk recently. As you can see everything is set up perfectly …

Timber Vanity Unit

I recently completed some timber vanity units for my clients here in Melbourne.             They came to me with their designs and measurements and we made the cabinets in Messmate to specifications. They are specially finished in a 2 pack lacquer for added protection against water and steam. Here are some …

Raw Timber Chairs

I just took a call from Chris down in Warrnambool and if your a woodwork buff like him, then you have proudly made your own timber table in your shed. Well Done. But what are you going to do about chairs? Chairs are extremely intricate to make and the joinery needs to be excellent so they …

Awards Time – AFA Furniture of the year awards

I have been asked again by the AFA to Judge some of the best talents in Victoria and look at some of the newest designs in timber furniture and furniture manufacturing for 2013. The categories I will be judging include: Excellence in Dining Furniture Excellence in Occasional Furniture Excellence in Timber Panels Manufacture and Design …

Timber seat chairs

 Timber Seat chairs are hard to find. We have a few models in messmate and Victorian Ash. These can be stained various colours to suit the table of your choice. Its a great option for people with young kids as you don’t have to worry about food spills spoiling fabric seat chairs. There is one …

Corner TV Units

Corner TV Units are hard to find, especially ones which will accommodate a 42″ flat screen TV. We custom make them to suit our clients, but we also stock some standard models also. I’ve usually got 3 or 4 models on display at any time. This one features ruff sawn timbers and the addition of …

Stocktake Sale Time

Its on again the mid year stocktake sales. There has never been a better time to buy Australian made timber furniture. There are some great deals currently available in showrooms right around Melbourne, including my store Lifestyle Furniture Nunawading. Of course on showroom floors there are some absolute bargains on floor stock furniture that must be cleared …