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Handkrafted’s Favourite Projects of 2014

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We have put together a selection of our favourite projects commissioned via Handkrafted during 2014. Take a look and get inspired! Our next project could be yours! 


RUSTIC RECYCLED KITCHEN CUPBOARDS & SHELF

By Geoff Belanger (Heart of Wood) in Sydney

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Brief specified use of “rustic recycled timber, nothing new or modern”

“A great experience with a very skilled craftsman”

 

TABLE TENNIS DECKS

By LikeButter in Melbourne

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Project submitted by an interior designer on behalf of a new and major venue in Coogee, Sydney. Client brief was to create customised table tennis decks in plywood incorporating geometric shapes.

 

JAPANESE-INSPIRED PLATFORM BED

By Cameron Hird (makimaki furniture) in Brisbane

Platform Bed

Client desired a king-size Japanese-inspired platform bed frame with integrated bedside tables.

“The final product is better than we’d ever hoped for. It’s truly special, a talking point in our new home and we can’t take our eyes off it.”

Read more about this project in our interview with the maker and client.

 

SCANDINAVIAN STYLE RECLAIMED TIMBER BED

By Luke and Veronica (Christopher Blank) in Melbourne

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“Luke and Veronica were fantastic in the design phase coming up with ideas and working with me to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. Luke continued to communicate his progress and sent through photos.”

 

RESTAURANT FITOUT IN SYDNEY

By Second Origin in Sydney

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Bespoke joinery work for the Mad Pizza restaurant fit-out in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Darlinghurst.

 

LIBRARY LADDER

By James Reid (Marland Design) in Newcastle

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Client lives in “an old federation apartment building with high ceilings and have built-ins that go up to the 3.8m ceilings” and desired a modern yet classic A-frame timber step ladder. Made from Blackbutt and New Guinea Rosewood.

“one word is all that is needed…amazing! amazing service, amazing craftsmanship, and an amazing product”

 

VALET CHAIR

By Luke and Veronica (Christopher Blank) in Melbourne

Valet Chair

Client brief extract: “A ‘valet chair’ made for my husband’s birthday. A chair with features that allows you to hang coat hangers (with shirts), pants, coats and possibly a box under the seat for cufflinks and/or a rack down bottom for shoes. He loves minimalist and mid century design…”

“Luke & Veronica were enthusiastic and communicative through the whole process and I found the design aspect of the job to be productive, full of ideas and engaging.”

 

SLAB DINING TABLE

By Hugh Makin in Castlemaine, Victoria

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One of two tables made for the same client, this table is made from a solid slab of Mountain Ash.

 

BREAKFAST BAR & BENCH

By Second Origin in Sydney

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A surprise birthday gift for her partner, the client worked with Anthony Byrne to create a narrow breakfast bar and bench for their apartment balcony overlooking the beach.

“Anthony went above and beyond. And then beyond that! I had a great experience and would certainly recommend him to others.”

Read more about this project in our interview with the maker and client.


SHELVES

By Luke and Veronica (Christopher Blank) in Melbourne

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Bookshelf in recycled Australian hardwoods, tailor made to be installed on the client’s wall beneath a cathedral ceiling.

 

SIDE TABLES FOR BAR IN SYDNEY

By Second Origin in Sydney

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Made from recycled and milled Tallowwood railway sleepers, these little side tables form part of a commission for a Sydney based bar.

 

CLASSIC DINING TABLE

By Luke and Veronica (Christopher Blank) in Melbourne

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 “Luke and Veronica where so easy to deal with and the table is exactly what I was after. I could not be happier”

 

RECLAIMED TIMBER HOUSE SIGN

By Greg (Saw & Grain) in Melbourne

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And last but not least, this sweet little hand-painted house sign was the very first project commissioned on Handkrafted following our launch.

“Great interaction with this maker. On time, on budget and a great final product.”


Handkrafted has brought together Australia’s largest collection of independent bespoke furniture makers for you to choose from. With hundreds of craftspeople and artisans that can cater to all styles, budgets and geographies, we’ll find you the right maker for your custom furniture project. There is nothing too big, small or crazy.

When commissioning a custom made piece through Handkrafted, you are buying something made with love, passion and the craftsmanship to last a lifetime. Support local makers and start your own project today.

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