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Foiled Sidebaord

Most people would not know that I also make surfboards. Making surfboards requires a few techniques, some of which are like furniture, some not at all.  I have been making Birch Plywood sideboards for a number of years now and wanted to do something a little different and change that standard looking unit. What I came up with was a combination of a few things, one of them was using a surfboard building technique, used to make fins. A fin has a thicker base and generally gets thinner at the back of the fin and the tip. This is called the foil. People have been building fins from plywood for many years and many still do today.  I applied this...

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Bunking

Creating something is always fun, and enjoyed more so when its a little different.  This job was definitely one of those jobs. The brief was to create a bunk bed for some super rad boys, to fit king single mattresses, plenty of storage and a built in ladder.    The bunks were made from solid 18 and 32mm Maxi Film Face plywood. Due to its size (2400mm long, 2000mm high and 1200mm wide), the job had to be able to be dismantled and flat packed in order to be delivered and installed.  To date this is the largest flat packable item I've ever made. The main frame of the bed and the upper mattress supports are made from 32mm plywood.  18mm plywood...

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Island Table

The brief for this latest table was to fit in with the surrounding kitchen, space. The kitchen is a large "U" shaped set out with off white joinery, black tops and stainless appliances all sitting on a mixed Australian hardwood floor. The table was also needing to be constructed higher than a standard dining table as the clients wanted to used the table with stools, more of an island bench, prep area, as well as a eating space. The clients also have a large dining table in another room.  A footrest in the frame of the table was also part of the brief, so I had a custom made stainless steel section fabricated to suit. This was made from solid...

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Tri-Hex with a twist

Building one of my own designs is always preferred and has a lot more enjoyment than commissioned peices. This bookshelf was made from some old recycled timber, Oregon I sourced and hand picked from Whelans Warehouse in Melbourne. Once finished it went back the same place I purchased the timber. The bookshelf was placed in the Whelans showroom.  This Tri-Hex was a little different to the normal design, due to it being deeper, having the beveled edges and the burnt internals which gave it a lot more depth and contrast.  Finished with a natural varnish for longer lasting finish.  The bookshelf sold fairly fast, so feel free to place an order or keep your eyes on the Whelans Warehouse social media...

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