Timber is nature’s own perfect building material. It is full of beauty,
inspiration, endless variation, bursting with character, carrying its own
history…and it doesn’t cost the earth.

The timber I use is either salvaged from a previous life and recycled to
a beautiful new use in my furniture, or grown in responsibly
managed plantations ensuring that the objects I make are kind to the world
around us.


Wherever possible, I maintain the story of the timber used in my furniture, so you may find yourself buying a cabinet made from timber that was last used by craftsmen 150 years ago to build a hotel in 1865. Perhaps you bought a lacewood jewellery box made from timber salvaged by arborists when the limbs of a giant plane tree was endangering local hospital buildings, or a console table made from timber salvaged by builders during a home renovation in Carlton or Richmond. It could also be possible you are ‘merely’ purchasing a beautiful table made from redgum timber left to me by a friend, or from rare flame maple brought back when another friend moved home from living and studying in Boston.

made by me

Any fittings used in my furniture are researched extensively to ensure they are of the highest quality so as to prolong the life of the piece, usually manufactured locally, and preferably made from recycled raw materials.

The finishes I use tend to be either paint made from milk or finishes made from naturally occurring oils and waxes, such as products made from linseed, sunflower, jojoba and soybean oils, carnauba, candelilla, and beeswax. Some pieces will be finished in shellac to achieve a flawless finish, however I seek to avoid the use of solvents and toxic paint bases wherever possible.

For more information on how timber outperforms so many other building materials, visit woodsolutions.com.au (resourced by Forest & Wood Products Australia Ltd). This website demonstrates some amazing things about timber, such as how up to 90% of timber, by weight, is stored carbon, or how timber as a material, is produced using less than 2% of the energy that would be needed to produce the same amount of plastic (which is itself produced consuming precious non-renewable resources).