Tuesday, 20 November 2012

70's inspired TV stand

Beautiful solid hardwood custom handcrafted TV cabinet taking a 70's flare into the new millennium   Each slat of timber on the front of the piece is continuous with the next for visual appeal. Timber was carefully chosen to be rich with a diverse color palate and lots of grain details. 
Box join detailing on the legs is not required for stability but used for the visual appeal. It is details such as this these that you get from Bombora Custom Furniture. 
This photo shoot happened on the rocks at low tide of the awesome Point Impossible, Torquay on the Victorian surf coast. 

 Rather than using ugly handles that distract the eye from the beauty of the piece, these finger holes were used to enable easy sliding of the doors.
 End grain contrast on the side of the piece.

 Box join details on the legs

Thursday, 27 September 2012

This Tv cabinet is constructed out of a frame of 35mm thick Tasmanian oak. The draw front panels are made of feature grade messmate. The frame has been made with external box joins on each end really showing a contrast between face grain and end grain as each reflects light differently and generally end grain will always look darker as it absorbs alot more oil. The draw fronts were cut from the same piece of messmate, the grain pattern continues from one piece to the other creating a lovely balance. There are no draw handles as i find these  create to much clutter on pieces, if i want a piece to look busy or more striking i prefer to choose a piece of timber which will do this not by adding hardware. To operate the draws you simply push in 10mm and they pop out 60mm.

This coffee table is part of a matching pair with the previous table. The top is 30mm thick and the legs are square 40mm x 40mm. finish is oil wax combinations which gives the piece its organic feel with no plastic look that a varnish can give.

40mm thick messmate dining table

This stunning dining table is constructed from 40mm thick recycled Messmate for the table top and 50mm thick legs.
The top pieces are subtle and not overly busy with all pieces blending in together nicely.
The legs have been joined with 45degree mitres giving the table a more refined feel. Old holes and sap pockets have either been filled with timber plugs or pale epoxy resin. The finish is a danish oil which has been hard burnished to provide a hard lasting finish and then 3 layers of beeswax to really give depth to the overall patina of the timber. 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Exposed leg messmate dining table custom designed and hand made in Torquay

The beautiful results of a photoshoot at Point Impossible on the Victorian Surfcoast.  The timber was specifically chosen for this Messmate table because of its striking features with lots of saplines, fiddleback and birds eye's. The chunky exposed legs create a great visual balance combining classic and modern together in a piece that will be 'in style' for decades to come.

Our new workshop in the rolling hills of Torquay!

After the 'big' move from Melbourne to the Surfcoast, we are very excited to finally be in the last stages of building a workshop at the Ashmore Arts Precinct, 55 Ashmore Rd in Torquay.  We would love to have visitors but by appointment only please!   Other than just a much improved view, the new workshop means Luke is able to work on many more pieces at the one time. And to Lukes great joy, it also means much more available space for new 'toys'.  When he is not in the workshop,  Luke is doing some heavy duty 'research' into the latest and greatest tools much to his wifes (ie my) dismay!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Ply box bookcase

Make a statement with this marine ply book and display case.  Custom designed and make by Luke to a clients specifications.  This style of piece is a great storage solution for the modern home. Marine ply chosen for construction due to the quality of the outside veneer.