Woodfest 2018

Woodfest 2018

Woodfest, Federal Village – 15 April 2018

A nice change of scenery for us was attending the inaugural Woodfest held in picturesque village of Federal, just 20 minutes up the road from our workshop. Local native timbers of Silver Quandong, Silky Oak and Queensland Maple were the three main feature timbers celebrated at the festival. The festival’s agenda included: a showcase and design competition; discussion panels; demonstrations; and concluded with a local farm tour and milling demonstration.

(L to R): Silver Quandong, Queensland Maple and Silky Oak

We were invited to attend by organisers, Quality Timber Traders, to showcase some of Laurent’s furniture pieces at the festival. The showcase had to include one or more of the featured timbers in furniture or a unique design concept.

 

It was a fantastic day connecting with like-minded timber lovers who grow, admire, learn, teach and create pieces of fine timber furniture from local and sustainable sources.

With over 500 people attending the event (including press from Northern Star,The Echo and NBN News) we are sure next year’s event will become bigger and better.

 

A bustling crowd early in the day

Did you miss Woodfest?

Now celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, Maleny Wood Expo is a similar celebration of local timber for the Sunshine Coast area. In fact, it is now so large you can now attend for one to three days where you have a choice of fun wood-based workshops like boomerang making or wood carving.

It is held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, from Saturday 5 to Monday 7 May 2018 (Qld long weekend). More info can be found here.

We’ll see you there in the crowd!

Design Service

Design Service

Design Service

Our directors, Thomas and Laurent, pride themselves on precision, details and problem-solving. These fine skills have been honed and ingrained during their eight respective years of training for their master craftsmen diplomas at prestigious French tradesman guild, Les Compagnons du Devoir. As a company we always endeavour to create the highest of standards for our clients’ needs. Ensuring we get our client’s design accurate and agreed upon prior to commencing manufacturing is paramount. Arriving at a detailed quote or estimate is no exception to this. It is ensures both our and our clients’ expectations are met especially when it comes to investing in a custom piece of fine furniture. We are able to assist you with: CAD drawings, research, engineering, creative collaboration, and prototyping, then we can take it through to small-medium sized production work if you desire. This service is available across any of our wood, metal and commercial works and it includes:

  • a dedicated two-hour planning session with one of our Directors to discuss your design needs (by appointment);
  • 2D and 3D drawings to keep (see example below);
  • technical advice including materials and hardware selection; and
  • accurate quote.
This design service starts from $390 incl GST and the service fees are redeemable upon confirming you would like us to proceed with this same product. Further work that exceeds the allocated time may be charged on an hourly basis.

To get the process started, we need you to send us:

  • your measurements;
  • listed of desired materials to use (types of wood/metal/glass/etc.);
  • any inspiring pictures; and/or
  • hand sketches of your own ideas.

Check out our Pinterest page for a flavour of our work and other ideas.

Ready to get started? Please send us an email

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