Meet the Maker

Porktown MFG

Porktown MFG Custom Furniture

Melbourne maker, Matt Ropiha, has just launched Porktown MFG with an exquisite collection of beautiful and affordable timber and steel custom furniture. We spoke with Matt to learn more about his path, influences and what’s behind the name of his new brand.

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Reviving the Wye River Community

The Wye River and Separation Creek communities were devastated by recent bushfires. We speak with furniture maker Luke Collins and artist Tanya Keenan about their tribute to this tragedy, via their Created with Care auction collaboration. Continue Reading…

Meet the Maker

Michael Hoffman

Blue Mountains artist and furniture maker, Michael Hoffman, likes making things. He chooses not to exist solely within the confines of woodwork, and specialises in other interesting materials, metals, and even discovered objects (like the teeth of now-extinct Giant Whale Birds)… But, more from him on that later… Continue Reading…

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A Celebration of Women Woodworkers

In honour of Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day, we wanted to shine the spotlight on Australia’s remarkably talented women woodworkers. Meet a few of Handkrafted’s fantastic female furniture makers, who have carved out big names for themselves in this male-dominated domain.  Continue Reading…

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Telegraph Road

Telegraph Road

Elliot Jones of Telegraph Road specialises in bespoke furniture, commercial fit outs, and steel fabrication. Hardwoods hold a special place in his heart, along with other reclaimed and sustainable materials. In this snapshot into Elliot’s life, he unveils the insides and outs of Telegraph Road. Continue Reading…

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Cut the Shit: the Trouble with Replica Furniture

eames chair replica

Our society has become far too accustomed to and accepting of the replica furniture industry. At what cost? We reveal why more consumers should tap into local resources for quality, sustainably made furniture. Next time you toss up between buying real or replicated, we hope you’ll take these factors into account.

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JD.Lee Furniture

JD.Lee Furniture

Jeremy Lee of JD.Lee Furniture creates sustainable, honest furniture. Prior to JD.Lee Furniture’s launch this week, Jeremy gave us an exclusive look at  his newest furniture brand, bound to be summer’s hottest. We also had the pleasure of snagging him for a chat before he becomes inundated with projects. Continue Reading…

Client Story

Emma’s Rustic Entry Table

Zac Pearton, of ZP Woodworks, delivers the ultimate personalised experience for his clients. The Mornington Peninsula-based maker went to great lengths for Handkrafted client, Emma, to custom create a beautiful entry table from reclaimed pier timber. In this lovely little piece, the two share their story. Continue Reading…