The Timber Whisperer's Blog


Super Comfortable 3 Seater Lounge and side Table

July 19, 2018

The lounge was designed with curved arms and it has springs and extra webbing to give it a no sag look and feel, and provide super comfortable supportive seating.

We used three different types of foam and feathers in the cushioning.  This Lounge will still have it’s shape and comfort for many years to come.

The spotted gum side table was made to match the spotted gum dining table (see in next blog).  We designed the table with a turned centre leg and a solid top and base. This table fits well in the room, and brings the feel of timber into this space. Simple, elegant and perfect for ease to move and match all the pieces together.

Complete Renovation of HighRise Apartment

June 28, 2018

Emeritus Professor Paul W Thomas AM,  501 Queen Street

Brisbane 4000, Qld.


7 July 2018

Re: Matthew Hunsche, Finer Finishers

I have offered this reference voluntarily, not from a request.

My wife and I initially had a long conversation with Matthew Hunsche about a major demolition and renovation of our kitchen, two dated bathrooms and a laundry in our city apartment. The details of the conversation covered projected costs, timeline, professional experience, insurance, body corporate liaison, the oversight of a range of trades, interpreting the designer’s plans, amongst an even broader range of topics. We agreed to proceed with Matthew’s proposals.
My wife and I were overseas for 3 months during the project, but we know there was minimal disruption for neighbours, cooperation with the Building Manager, full physical protection of the rest of the apartment, plus regular texts and photos updating my wife and myself on progress at every stage.
We were really impressed with Matthew’s genuine personal style as well as his personal oversight over every detail of the renovations, including returning the whole apartment to an impeccably clean state.
When I returned from overseas and saw first-hand the quality of the work and how the apartment had been transformed, I was even more impressed.
There had clearly been obstacles that could have caused potential delays and cost over-runs, but they were averted because of Matthew’s persistence, professionalism, discriminating respect for the design, and adherence to our agreed parameters established at the outset.
I have worked with many architects, builders and designers over the years, especially in my role in developing a new University as a Vice Chancellor, and I can honestly say I have never experienced a higher standard of meticulous workmanship.
I would unconditionally commend Matthew to anyone considering these kinds of undertakings, for which he is demonstrably highly qualified, experienced and successful.

Emeritus Prof. Paul W Thomas AM

TV unit

June 20, 2018

This TV Unit is made from Spotted Gum and we stayed with a simple functional design. Inside houses the equipment for Foxtel and DVD and sound.


Dining Table for 8

June 20, 2018


Our client was so impressed with our restoration work on their antique pieces of furniture they engaged us to make new furniture for their apartment.

The dining room table is built from Solid Spotted Gum, with a inlay top (in a uneven/even pattern) finished with a very flat polish.

The chairs, are also made from Spotted Gum, they hug your body, creating a very comfortable supportive chair. We covered them in a soft white leather to add to the comfort and look of the whole dining experience.

Restoring and polishing brings new life to well loved furniture

May 24, 2018

Our client wanted their well loved furniture restored to bring new life into their living rooms. We carefully rechromed, repolished, reparied and age-painted and varnished to remove the wear and tear and revive and refresh creating a fresh feel in the apartment.

On one piece the procedure was very time consuming due to the very flat and full grain finish.

Our team also aged the Lounge chairs and coffee table, in a blue/white wash finish.

Our team of French Polishers did an exceptional job and the client is very happy with the final results.