My blog will give you an insight into traditional handcrafted furniture making, and how I go about building each commission. Concentrating primarily on the joinery details as this is my main point of difference. Photo’s with each post will allow you to visually follow the progress and watch as the handcrafted piece of furniture comes to life.This will enable you to understand what makes my furniture so unique, and why it will outlive us by many generations. You are always welcome to leave comments or ask a question.
I just love the variation of grain pattern in Marri! Here you have the abundant feature grain top covered in gum vein, the “curly” Marri for the rails, and the standard “clean” Marri for the legs with minimal gum vein. Together … Continue reading →
The shape and size of this drinks cabinet was determined by the wine fridge which is concealed behind what looks like a side panel on the right hand end of the cabinet. In the left hand side a wine rack … Continue reading →
300 hours of craftsmanship went into the making of this modern design TV cabinet; timber selection, machining, hand cut joinery, sanding and finally the polishing. Each stage was meticulous to achieve the desired strength and look required to form the … Continue reading →
Using an original piece of glass from the 1980’s, I designed this modern contemporary frame in NSW Blackbutt to allow the table to be once again used in the family home. After being stored in numerous locations throughout rural WA … Continue reading →
A combination of ‘quarter cut oak’ and ‘standard cut’ American oak has been used to form this modern TV cabinet. Initially designed by the client, I made small changes to bring symmetry to the piece without changing the overall look … Continue reading →
As part of an extensive renovation to the whole home, I was commissioned to create these feature panels around the fridge and back of the island bench. The client required more than standard ‘off the shelf’ products, and I made these … Continue reading →
This Marri bookcase cabinet was finished and installed in the client’s home theatre room just in time for Christmas. Used to house the clients collection of DVD and Blu ray movies, the shelving has since been filled up, along with … Continue reading →
The marri cabinet is really coming together now. The careful timber selection is highlighted in the book matching on the doors and drawer fronts. This feature is consistent with the back panels of the open shelving; they are a veneered … Continue reading →
The current commission I’m working on gave me a great opportunity to make a video to highlight the differences between traditional joinery which I use, and the modern joinery techniques, which the vast majority of other furniture makers are currently using.
Sourcing and selection of the ideal timber is key to each of my commissions. Once the design has been approved and I have a thorough understanding of the client’s requirements, the next step for me is to source the timber. … Continue reading →