February 24, 2020
How Sustainable is Handmade Furniture?

Is handmade furniture sustainable? Trying to navigate the sustainability of Australian, New Zealand and international timbers is like trying to choose a suitable political party. Heavily weighted opinions are thrown about from all sides, and few are without some sort of agenda floating around in the background. Where does that leave the customer, looking for […]

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February 10, 2020
This Furniture Owes Everything to Meditation

After slow, sporadic beginnings, coupled with long and extended absences, meditating has slowly entrenched itself to become a vital aspect of my life. Now, it exists in its own right and demands more of myself than I demand of it. Without meditation, I make overly complicated design decisions, arrhythmic saw cuts and impatience begins to […]

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January 24, 2020
Carving Brought Back from the Dead

I've taken an interest in carving. The rawness, the tool marks and the expression of meaningful ideas are what captivates me. The process is fresh and exciting. Here's to hoping I'll be able to include carved work on future bespoke furniture pieces. All that is needed to get started are a few carving chisels, a […]

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January 10, 2020
Everyone Should Cut Dovetail Joints

Why is there still a place in the world for the hand-cut dovetail joints, given there are means to cut a joint that will prove strong enough, by machine only methods? The dovetail joints are intriguing. It draws you in to question the processes that took place in order to make that tight fit. Before […]

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December 27, 2019
Meaning in the Everyday

On a recent trip to South East Asia, I was struck by the abundance of meaningful symbols adorning everyday objects.   In an unpretentious way, meaningful imagery decorated items we may consider purely utilitarian or mundane. The prevalence of symbolism is related to human's need to try and express the inexpressible. Not confined to purely […]

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