Meet the Maker

A Maker’s Best Friend

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We’ve rounded up a plethora of furniture makers who have discovered their own final ingredient for a happy and productive workshop; a furry best friend! For these guys every day is Bring Your Pet To Work Day. Take a look at this loveable bunch, from the meek to the mischievous, and all of them absolutely adorable.

It would seem that many furniture makers share the same insatiable fascination with their furry little companions as the rest of us. Their Instagrams are teeming with canine pics; sleeping in the sun, bounding through the park, dressed like a human or posing in their workshop with sawdust in their noses. Handkrafted has hand picked the best and cutest from the Instagrams of local artisans to worldwide makers.


@sankhara_co | ‘Charlie’ | Evan Hughes from Sankhara & Co (Sydney)

>> Visit Evan's Handkrafted Profile

@hughmakin | Hugh Makin (Victoria)

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@zp_woodworks | Zac Pearton from ZP Woodworks (Rosebud, Victoria)

@arielealasko | ‘Mazie’ | Ariele Alakso (Brooklyn, NY)

@arielealasko | ‘Mazie and Ariele’ | Ariele Alasko (Brooklyn, NY)

@hearthcollective  'Harold and Prudence' Alichia van Rhijn at Hearth Collective (Melbourne)

@hearthcollective | ‘Harold and Prudence’ | Alichia van Rhijn from Hearth Collective (Melbourne)

>>Visit Alichia's Handkrafted Profile 
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@jacobbakenhandmade | Jacob Baken Handmade (Melbourne)

@treehorndesign | 'Hipster Dog' | TreeHorn Design (Melbourne)

@treehorndesign | ‘Hipster Dog’ | TreeHorn Design (Melbourne)

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@pinkuswoodwork | David Pinkus (Perth, Western Australia)

@selig | 'Kelly' | Jem Selig Freeman from Like Butter

@selig | ‘Kelly’ | Jem Selig Freeman from Like Butter (Melbourne)

>> Visit Like Butter's Handkrafted Profile
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@backwoodsoriginal | ‘Georgia’ | Aaron Barton from Backwoods Original (Brisbane)

@christopherblank | ‘Barbarella’ | Luke Atkins and Veronica Paiva from Christopher Blank (Melbourne)

 >>Visit the Christopher Blank Handkrafted Profile or our recent interview with them

@secondoriginfurniture | ‘Hunter’ | Anthony Byrne, Second Origin Furniture (Sydney)

>> Visit Anthony's Handkrafted Profile or our recent blog article
@recycledstreetfurniture |  Recycled Street Furniture (Gold Coast)

@recycledstreetfurniture | Recycled Street Furniture (Gold Coast)

@amy_grigg_ |  'Ripley and Leo' | Amy Grigg (Rochester, NY)

@_amy_grigg_ | ‘Ripley and Leo’ | Amy Grigg (Rochester, NY)

@makerstudiofurniture | 'Bob' | Rory Morgan from Maker Studio Furniture (Noosa Heads)

@makerstudiofurniture | ‘Bob’ | Rory Morgan from Maker Studio Furniture (Noosa Heads)

@Kohde.design.create | 'Dog hair on walnut is a feature' | Ilmo Pylkkanen from Kohde (Melbourne)

@kohde.design.create | ‘Dog hair on walnut is a feature’ | Ilmo Pylkkanen from Kohde (Melbourne)

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@thelocalmakerco | ‘Ozzy’ | The Local Maker Co. (UK)

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@aulddesign | Jack Auld (Geelong, Victoria)

>> Visit Jack's Handkrafted Profile
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@timbermilldesigns | ‘Scout’ | Timbermill Designs (Marrickville, Sydney)

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@thebuilderrecycles | Neil Jobson from The Builder Recycles (Daylesford, Victoria)

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@andrewcarvolth | Andrew Carvolth (Canberra)

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@treehorndesign | TreeHorn Design Workshop (Richmond)

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@simplyrecycledfurniture | Luke Sims from Simply Recycled Furniture (Gold Coast, Queensland)

>> Visit Luke's Handkrafted Profile
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@petehow | Peter Howard from Laura McCusker Furniture (Hobart, Tasmania)


We hope you’ve enjoyed our fluff piece; pun very much intended. Here at Handkrafted we aim to connect our customers with the makers behind the product and uncover the untold stories and personalities of talented designers and artisans.

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