The Timber Whisperer's Blog

Resort Furniture for Hayman Island

March 7, 2019
by Matthew
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One of Brisbane’s Leading Interior Designer Companies commissioned us to make furniture for Hayman Island on the Whitsunday Islands.

Consisting of a collection of Four poster beds, stone top dining rooms tables, Lobby seating shaped like Boats, desks and side tables, all made of a mixture of different timbers and finishes.

There was also a large amount of custom upholstery work involved in this project, the Canopy over each four poster bed had to sit just right and flow down each post and each four poster bed had upholstery sides and foot head.

There were also four custom chairs completed in White leather for the foyer area.

It was great project to work on , and all our clients involved are very happy with the end results.

Here are some pieces in progress on the workshop floor.

 

Bespoke Kitchen in Toowoomba Homestead

March 7, 2019
by Matthew
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We were asked to create a unique kitchen with a big WoW factor for this historic homestead.

This kitchen is stunning with Stone benchtops  and wall backings from Granite, along with a soft moulded edge detail that works well with the fluting on the cabinets. The doors are layer moulded, made in three sections.

The timber in the display cabinets is French Walnut, with soft interior lighting installed.

Window bench seat near the wine chiller creates a space to relax and chat while the flavours are simmering.

After many consultations with our client, considering all the needs of the family we built this bespoke kitchen and the client is very happy with the final result.

There are before shots included here also, so you can see the transformation.

Bespoke Bookcase

December 18, 2018
by Matthew
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The client brief was a image off Collette Dinnigan sitting in front of a Mirror display unit.

The Client said Matthew “I want something like this , but without the mirrors and to fit into this space, and I want to keep the antique table as it is a special piece to me”.

So I designed this bookcase that fits between two brick walls, made from a mix of solid French walnut and veneer.

There as two small doors at each side as well as a mix of adjustable shelves and fixed shelves, the door knobs are also made by hand from French walnut.

Our client is over the moon happy with their new display bookcase, and it looks like it has always been there.

 

Home Office Storage, Filing, Display unit

October 5, 2018
by Matthew
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We built this home office from an empty space in the apartment of the Abian Apartments in the city. We made the zen style sliding doors from French Walnut and used fabric inserts to allow air flow. The sliding doors allow a divide between the office space and home space. The owner was very specific about needing filing cabinets and cupboard storage. We used French Walnut and created fun nooks in the centre for display objects.

We worked with Wrightson Stewart Interiors to design the space.

The owner is very happy with how the office space was created and we will be making a desk to complete the space.

Dressing Room in the Sky

October 5, 2018
by Matthew
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We were asked to turn one of the bedroom spaces in the Abian Apartments into a walk-in dressing room. There needed to be a sensational space to display handbags and shoes and it needed to be protected by glass. We decided to add LED lighting to highlight the viewing. We used American Cherry Solid timber and veneer to create all the shelving, doors, sliding draws, jewelry pocket draws, hanging spaces and mirrored sliding doors. We also covered the interior column with 24 carat gold leaf which really adds a glamorous feel to the whole room.

The owner is over the moon with their new dressing space and highly complimented our level of detail.

We worked with the interior designers Wrightson Stewart Interiors on this project.

French Walnut Dining Table

August 31, 2018
by Matthew
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This dining room table is a real eye catcher, made to look as the legs are coming through the tabletop, creating depth and structural curiosity. Our clients loves this table and the look it achieves.  It is made from French walnut with solid oak stain black legs.

Desk for 2 with Designer Legs

August 30, 2018
by Matthew
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Our clients both work from home and wanted an office environment that had style and was welcoming for them everyday. The brief was to make it modern but also very simple and practical. We used a Satin Black Laminate for the top and edged and made drawers from Solid Spotted Gum. The leg design was a way to create something interesting and eye catching, two tone legs in the Satin Black Laminate and the Spotted Gum also. The desk allows alot of space and legroom for more than 2 people if required. The legs are definitely a feature of the office. Our clients love their new workspace.

Funky Wall Length Bed Head Board for Boys Bedroom

August 30, 2018
by Matthew
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Wall to wall bed headboard creating a funky and comfortable vibe for the bedroom. We mixed tones to bring in a more funky feel and installed power and light fittings at arms length. Our client’s son loves his new room.

Natural Oak Wall Unit for Beach Apartment

March 12, 2018
by Matthew
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We built this beautiful wall unit from natural oak creating a fresh modern look for this beachside apartment. This unit is space saving, creating surface space and storage space utalising design, space and functionality.

This unit is 6 meters long and is built in natural oak.

The unit was designed by Gary Hamer from Gary Hamer Interiors.

Timber Paneling for Heritage and Practical Applications

November 24, 2017
by Matthew
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Hutchinson Builders contracted Finer Finishers to help them restore the solid timber paneling in the New Adina Hotel lobby in the Brisbane Cbd.  Over the years the timber paneling has been badly neglected, sections removed and lost and some timber mouldings broken.

Finer Finishers worked closely with Hutchinson Builders and the Qld Heritage Dept and made all the timber mouldings by hand using solid Queensland Maple.

This type of work is what Finer Finishers enjoys recreating, so that many a visitor can enjoy the past well into the future, and feel the history of the building.

You can see the work in progress on our factory floor here.