A very masculine mid century bar cabinet, made for a private commission. American walnut, silky oak and 9,600 year old blackened red gum pulls. Shop-made veneered doors and solid walnut casework everywhere else. Mirror splash back and door-racks built in to the top section. Adjustable shelving installed below. 175cm high, 95cm wide and 40cm deep.
Concrete and cedar potting table.
A garden potting table built for the outdoors, 91cm high x 130cm wide x 60cm deep, two drawers and a lower shelf mounted on castors. Constructed from western red cedar, concrete, ash and english oak, finished with oil. I love the lines on this, the way the red and grey work together, and how something quite heavy was made to look light and petite.
American walnut bar cabinet
American walnut chosen for its almost reptilian grain was use for the front of these drawers of the bar cabinet, complemented by hand made red gum pulls and pins, and drawer sides of silky oak.
Kitchen bench 2015 - weld+fathom
This kitchen bench is made from mild steel and European beech, comfortably seating six hungry humans on standard 650mm high stools. It is 1.6m long, 0.8m wide and 0.9m high. The steel frame is left quite raw looking but finished with waxes and oils for protection. The solid top is finished with an oil-based varnish and polished with a eucalyptus wax.
Blackwood dining table 2017
A stunning and sizeable trestle dining table, with an expansive top at 2.2m long and 1m wide, sitting up to 10 people. Rock solid traditional joinery was used throughout, made from blackwood sourced from the Otways here in Victoria. Chestnut wedges - made from the offcuts of the tree under which the client's wedding took place - are used to lock the two trestle ends into the base.
A delicate bedside table made from solid Queensland maple, northern silky oak and Tasmanian blackwood, along with a silver and mother of pearl drawer pull. French polish and wax finish.
Rum Solera, Boilermaker House, 2015
A creation melting three favourite things; copper, American oak and rum!
Iron bark and oak coffee table - weld + fathom
Red iron bark is an extremely hard and durable Australian timber. This enables me to make thin yet strong table tops like this one, which is just 16mm thick. Combined with tapered legs and curved aprons, this sturdy table has a light and elegant look. The Tasmanian oak inlays along the length of the table frame anything placed there, or stand perfectly alone.
Steel and kauri dining table for eight - weld + fathom
One of my favourite combinations is recycled timber and mild steel. Mild steel is a weldable, very hard and durable type of steel. Here, 5mm thick steel was welded to create a frame to house a tabletop 2.4m x 1.05m in size, which comfortably seats a party of eight. The tabletop was made out of Kauri Pine recovered from a house demolition in south east Melbourne. It has been inset into its steel housing, which is protected with linseed oil, a time-honoured finish for any metal.
This set of drawers was designed to match the existing industrial themed fit out in The Commons. It incorporates formply, furniture grade plywood, and custom runners for four differently sized drawers mounted on top of four cast iron wheels for easy mobility.