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Frank is a qualified cabinetmaker with many years of experience designing and making  furniture. Frank uses high quality sustainably sourced solid timbers and decorative veneers, combining this with traditional hand cut joinery and a considered design. Frank likes to spend a lot of time with clients clarifying design concepts. This is initially done through small drawings and diagrams that are then scaled up to a full size drawing. Frank likes to involve the client in the process as much as possible giving them a better understanding and appreciation of the finished piece.

Frank’s experience with antiques gives him an in-depth understanding of furniture both structurally and aesthetically within a broader historical context. This knowledge feeds into the making process, Frank has seen many time the type of damage caused to furniture over time through poor joinery and design. Although most of Frank’s commissions have been contemporary in style he has also made detailed replicas and reproductions of period pieces. 

Finishing (polishing) a piece is an important aspect of furniture making often over looked by woodworkers. Frank is an expert French Polisher and encourages clients to use this finish (where appropriate). French Polishing is done with Shellac a natural and safe material and produces an excellent finish complementing furniture. Frank also uses modern finishes, oil finishes and wax finishes.

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Cherrywood dining suit

“We commissioned Frank to make a dining suit and we found the process very rewarding. The resulting furniture is a pleasure to use and live with. His workmanship and attention to detail and design is outstanding. We Highly recommend Frank’s work and love the furniture.”   

Denis & Tracey, Brisbane

  

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Frank uses hand cut joinery combined with select grade solid timbers. All his joinery is precisely cut and fitted, creating a high quality piece with exquisite detailing.

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These Huon pine jewellery showcase cabinets were designed for a jewelers studio. A simple design and beautiful timber highlight the Jewellery. M.J.S Jewellery Fortitude Valley.

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Timber is a natural material and is subject to fluctuations in temperature and humidity. This table is constructed with special pins allowing for expansion and contraction of the top as well as making a nice detail.

 

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Three way miters were used on this Swiss Pear-wood desk. All drawers are dovetailed front and back.

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Mortice and tenon joints are used for leg and rail construction. A method of joinery which has well and truly stood the test of time.

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We work closely with clients to clarify design concepts. Small drawings are generally the first stage of the design process. These are then scaled up to a full size technical set out.

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