Designer Timber Furniture
Classic Timber Furniture
When it comes to wood, bespoke is unrivalled. Welcome to the world of high-quality, handcrafted contemporary furniture made in Australia from solid wood! Tables, desks, chairs and dressers for the upscale modern house. Your furniture will be made to order by an accomplished craftsman, allowing you to easily customise and get just what you want.
Natural wood furniture will last the test of time and have a timeless aesthetic in your home. Start in the living room, where wood coffee tables, stools, sofas, bookcases and entertainment units serve both function and aesthetics.
It fits well with virtually all types of decor and adds to the overall appeal of the space, giving it an edgy but refined look. Our furniture designs are simple and elegant, adding a touch of elegance to any room.
We take the time to design each piece of furniture using time-honored furniture-building techniques. Quality timber, experienced hands, and time – these have been the main ingredients since our inception.
If you want to furnish your whole home or only one room at a time, our carefully selected furniture collection has all of the focal points and necessities you need.
All in the most delectable textures, the finest wood grains, and the most stunning colours.
Bespoke furniture requires hours of meticulous and masterful practise. It’s always the right size, meticulously done, and so well built that it can last a lifetime (or longer). There has been a significant trend away from mass-produced, low-quality furniture and into parts that would not simply end up in landfills, which is excellent news for our furniture manufacturers.
When you commision a custom-made piece of furniture, you’re buying Australian, helping a local enterprise, and immediately upgrading your home decor. Most notably, you’re forming a bond with someone that can pour their heart and soul into making something for your home that is not only special but also well suited to you.
We are excited about working with our clients to make timeless, high-quality timber furniture at Cedarworks Custom Furniture. Some of our work is shown below.
Solid Timber Furniture Designs
Our diverse portfolio includes contemporary and traditional furniture designs for any room in the house including:
- Entertainment units
- dining tables
- side tables
- outdoor dining tables
- timber frame couches
- custom made bed frames
Great Reasons You Should Consider Cedarworks For Your Next Bespoke Project
Often the grain and feature of the timber will steer the design and final aesthetics of the piece, but working with “world class” timber which could be hundreds of years old is the romance.
Attention to Quality/Detail
I love machining the timber and seeing the marvelous grain and feeling the smooth finish. This attention to detail and quality control is what makes Cedarworks different to others.
The real reward is when a customer is so pleased and elated with a project that you have made for them. You want the customer to enjoy and appreciate the timber as much as you do.
Designer Timber Furniture Process
The initial part of Cedarworks involves the salvage of rare timber logs. These are predominately species which grow in subtropical rainforests.
They are valuable because they are rare as most of the rainforest of eastern Australia is preserved in National parks and Reserves. So the logs Cedarworks harvests are on private property in remnants of rainforest scrubs.
Some of these logs have been lying on the forest floor for centuries, others are available because the land is being cleared for agriculture or the tree has simply died.
Whatever, the logs come at a price. The landowner wants a royality for his resource, this is usually a premium rate for this type of timber, the logs are usually in steep or awkward locations ( that’s why they are still there ) and require big and specialised equipment to retrieve them.
A large bulldozer is the preferred apparatus and expensive. The logs can be odd shaped and difficult to load and then there is the transport back to Cedarworks for processing. A wide bandsaw mill is used to saw the logs into boards, slabs and squares for furniture. The bandsaw mill has a blade thickness of less then 2mm so waste of the precious cargo is minimised.
Once sawn, which requires turning the log on the mill several times to get the best face of the boards, the sawn timber is racked out to dry. Each piece is stacked with timber spacers between them to allow for airflow and decrease the drying time.
The rule of thumb being ‘ one year for every 25mm of thickness’. Some of the large sections of timber take 5 – 10 years to dry.Once sawn and dry the timber is ready to use.
When a customer enquires about a furniture piece a design process is undertaken. This involves sketches and discussions about style, shape, design and of course, timber.
A final concept drawing shows the customer a ‘snap-shot’ of what the piece will look like. Drawings are formalised showing detail and dimensions and construction can start.
The absolute best timber is selected from material sawn from the one tree. This ensures a consistency of grain and colour. The timber is carefully selected before being straightened and planed to detailed dimensions.
Cedarworks uses the best German built machinery to ensure accuracy during this process. Shaping of pieces to be characteristic of the design is carried out and precision joinery completed to ensure quality and life long integrity of the furniture . Most of this construction stage involves hand skills and hand tools to achieve a custom made product.
Finally, a finish of choice is applied to provide a lustrous sheen to the furniture. This finishing process is critical to the end result, often involving hours of hand rubbed polishing.
Custom Timber Furniture
Refined timber custom made furniture
Cedarworks creates custom-made furniture with a timeless aesthetic that highlights the natural charm of our Australian timber. Each piece is designed to order to insure that our clients have a one-of-a-kind piece that will last a lifetime. The classic Cedarworks piece has a strait line silhouette that allows the texture, swirling grains, and striking sap lines of the exotic timber to be the piece’s distinguishing characteristic.
You choose each part of the design from proportions, the types of wood and character levels to the look and feel for a personalised piece of Cedarworks furniture. We make a variety of pieces including bed frames, wooden vanities as well as the popular wooden coffee tables, dining tables, TV cabinets, outdoor tables and sideboards.
Types of Timber For Furniture
Creating furniture from native Australian timber
We are extremely fortunate in Australia to have such a diverse range of beautiful timbers available to us for the creation of truly stunning and one-of-a-kind furniture. To make our Australian made timber furniture, we primarily use wood from the local area including Australian Red Cedar, Silky Oak, Silver Ash, NSW Rosewood and other exotic timbers. We prefer to use these timbers because they are durable and produce a beautiful finish.