Our new modern timber design table

Introducing the new V base table one of our newest models to our extensive range of timber tables.

I just love the modern look of this solid timber table.

The messmate has been given a very light stain to enhance the grain.

One of over 30 table on display in our timber showroom.

 

Made in Melbourne

The vast majority of the furniture I sell is hand made in Melbourne.

Over the last few years I have meet many talented furniture makers and the young guy who made these tables is one of the best. In fact I’d say his a perfectionist. I spent a day with him a couple years ago watching him make tables. He carefully selected the boards and then used a special technique of wetting the boards with some special mixture so he could predict the approx. colours of the table boards once the oiled finish would be applied. He repeated this process many times, moving boards left and right until he was satisfied the final result would be the best it could be. When it came to making the frame, I recall him measuring corner to corner to the exact mm to ensure the base frame and legs were perfectly square. I could literally watch him for days as he pursued with passion the perfectly crafted table.

I have a handful of tables available for sale at the moment a which are one off creations, handmade and finished in a special oiled finish for a superb look.

I cant order special sizes on these they are unique tables, as displayed.

If you like any of these pictured tables they can be viewed in my showroom in Nunawading normally priced at $5000 plus these will be available for $3999.

But its first in best dressed so please call to check if any have been sold.

We have a huge selection of chairs which we can prepare to compliment these tables to make a truly unique setting for your home. Thanks Mark.2014-04-08 mkm 004 2014-04-08 mkm 006 2014-04-08 mkm 007 2014-04-08 mkm 008

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Here is a great looking setting we delivered last week.

Thanks to Belinda for sending in the photo.

The recycled messmate table is 2700mm long and the locally made chairs feature this bold stripe from Warwick Fabrics.

It looks absolutely terrific and I’m sure Belinda will get plenty of positive comments entertaining friendsIMG_2490 and family over the festive season.

 

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

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Wood you spot the difference between solid and veneer?

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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

 

Google Streetview inside my Showroom

If you would like to take a look inside my showroom you can from the comfort of your PC, laptop, iPad or smartphone.

I recently had Google street view done inside my showroom.

A special camera was used using a series of about 150 photos taken on a 360 degree tripod, Google’s software takes care of the rest allowing you to literally “look around” inside my showroom.

You can navigate around using the white arrows just the way you look at your house and letterbox using street view.

Just follow this link and get a feel for the quality timber furniture I have and don’t forget we will make furniture to order perfect to suit your home.

So if you cant see what you need get in touch and we will make something specially for you.

http://www.lifestylefurniture.com.au/virtualtour.html

Thanks Mark Mortelliti