Meet the Maker

Saltwood Designs

Perth furniture maker

Perth furniture maker Karl Young, of Saltwood Designs, imparts firsthand woodworker wisdom in this thoughtful Q&A, with words nearly as nice as his designs.  Karl has a strong affinity for recycled and sustainable timbers with perfect imperfections that tell tales of previous lives.  Here the aircraft engineer turned furniture maker shares his own story – of inherited passion for the craft, appreciation for the community we’ve built, and love for creating pieces people will cherish for years to come.

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Meet the Maker

Douglas Fir Design

Melbourne furniture maker

Literate with using his hands and tools since youth, multi-talented Melbourne maker Patrick Holcombe of Douglas Fir Design (thankfully) reverted to his timber-loving roots as an adult.  Steph divulges the self-proclaimed ‘creative timber-smith and very useful man’s’ personal tale.
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Client Story

Wooden Photo Booths

Australian Photo Booths for Hire

Have photo booth, will travel: A talented Canberra woodworker and a successful Brisbane business owner form an enduring  partnership to produce breathtaking wooden photo booths for hire.  Steph goes behind-the-scenes with Dunstone Design and The Photo Booth Guys to paint a picture of the collaboration. Continue Reading…

Insights

Makers’ Marks

Cameron Hird (makimaki)

Nothing quite says ‘finished product’ like the ultimate stamp of approval: that by a maker himself/herself. Catriona Montalvo spoke to some Handkrafted makers to learn the motivation and meanings behind their own makers’ marks.
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Meet the Maker

Tim Noone

Tim Noone

Sydneysider Tim Noone has been inhaling the sweet smell of sawdust since his youth, so it was only natural to transform a lifelong passion for woodwork into a prolific living. Steph Schaffer caught up with the craftsman to uncover his story. Continue Reading…

Client Story

Kathy’s Gentleman’s Wardrobe

Kathy's Gentleman's Wardrobe

Fed up with a lack of storage for her husband’s motorbike jackets and strewn about shoes, Kathy Madell put her trust in the hands of meticulous maker Zev Bianchi to customise a modern version of an old school gentleman’s wardrobe.  Steph Schaffer had a chat with the pair to unpack the story behind this truly unique undertaking.

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Insights

Woodworking Courses in Australia

Woodworking Classes

At Handkrafted, we have a comprehensive community of independent Australian woodworkers and it is our aim to not only promote these fantastic craftspeople but also to help preserve and promote the time-honoured and traditional techniques of woodworking and furniture making. 

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