Friday, December 21, 2012

Royal Oak Tables

Having spent part of his youth as a frequent visitor to the Royal Oak in Double Bay, it was a trip down memory lane for Stu when the pub's manager, Jamie Malouf, asked him to produce some custom tables. The Oak has been undergoing a progressive make-over in recent months and now boasts interiors to match the great service and excellent food.

Jamie was after a round six-seater bar table to fill an awkward space in Phil's Bar near the stairs - and he wanted to be able to drop a champange bucket into the centre of it during functions. Six-seater bar tables are hard to come by (just Google it) because an oversized top means they are difficult to stabilise. Using recycled timber to match the relaxed retro vibe of Phil's Bar, Stu created a unique frame that provides a space for the ice bucket but won't topple over. When the ice bucket is not in use, a matching timber circle with a steel rim plugs the hole.

Jamie was also after a chunky TAB table, also with cut out sections for betting forms to be placed in. The legs are made from recycled Australian hardwood, while the top was covered in a vinyl stencil featuring sepia tinted racing scenes.

A nice job to finish up the year - and some great food eaten along the way!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cranbrook Outdoor Bench Seating

Cranbrook prep has a new sports pavilion, built by Girvan Waugh, and Pinkerton provided some slatted timber benches made from Blackbutt timber and attached to a stainless steel rail. Perfect for kids, teachers and parents to enjoy an afternoon's sport.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Showroom Stock

Some new stock has arrived in store. Great tea towels from Sketch & Jones... There's new colours in the Hamamist towels - we love the raspberry... and oodles of Clay Australia ceramics. Maker Kim Long is about to have her first baby and predicts that this will be the last lot for quite a while. New colours in stock include blue and lilac, as well as small number of pieces from the pokadot range. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Wood School Student Work - Anna's Shelves

Following on from Grant's chest of drawers, another student in the 'Choose Your Own Woodwork Adventure' course has a completed project. Anna installed her built in ply shelves last weekend and we think they look great! Anna is using the shelves to display various bits and pieces she has collected over the years.