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 […]

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Blackwood tables

This week we had a unique project to complete which was to re furbish an 80 year old Blackwood table. The table is full of history as it used to reside within the Collingwood town hall. The timbers run across the table top which is unusual and the thickness of the top is 45mm thick. The blackwood table […]

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Fixing heat damage to timber table

I recently had a TV dinner with the kids and sat around the coffee table in the lounge room and shared a dish of nachos. It was Nachos supreme including guacamole, sour crème and assorted toppings. I retrieved the corked back placemats we have and laid them on the coffee table surface. The baking dish was taken […]

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Award Winning tables

I’ve been fortunate enough to be given the honour of displaying the 2013 Timber Table of the year as awarded by the Australian Furniture Association. Its proudly displayed in my showroom in Nunawading. Its a credit to the young man who produced it. Jonathon has done a wonderful job, his attention to detail and unique design makes […]

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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 […]

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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 snap shots […]

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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 […]

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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 The Victoria […]

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