Starting 2016 with a Blast!

Wow! 2016 has kicked in with a whole host of new jobs. Even some that are only now being restored following that mighty storm we had here in Brisbane in 2014!

Here are some of the projects that we are working on:


This classic silky oak lounge suite was sprayed in shards of shattered glass, so it will have to be fully striped apart and redone.


Also on our pipeline is a suite of office furniture as well as an antique cedar chest of drawers.


There’s more!  We have almost completed the 3 solid silky oak bar stools with black leather upholstered seats.


So there’s plenty of reasons to “Watch this space” as we crank up for another record year.

If we look at our year to date sales turnover as we are now half way through the ‘15/’16 financial year, we are already surpassing last financial year’s figures. So in the past 3 years, our figures are more than double than of any previous years!

I’m sorry, did someone say downturn? What downturn!! It’s all about delivering quality and telling the world.

Bambi & Bear Hair Salon’s Wooden Animal Mascots

Update: December 18, 2015

The hand carved mascots for Liana’s new hair salon, “Bambi & Bear,” are coming along nicely. Handpicked blocks of genuine old growth Queensland rainforest red cedar are being used for the job.




December 2, 2015

We are working on a cool project for a client who is about to open up a new hair salon. It’s going to be called “Bambi & Bear” and the mascots are our part of the project.

Here are the sketches we’re using for the wood cut-outs.


Here are the raw blocks we made for the 2 animals. The blocks are made from old growth Queensland rainforest red cedar that we’ve been stockpiling for more than 30 years. It is quite probably another 25 or 30 years older than that, so we did choose special timber for the job.


Here are the 2 animal cut-outs. There are more work to do, so Watch this space!


The Station at Southport

Our clients, Co Spaces & IEDM, have developed this building over time, resurrecting it from oblivion some years ago. The building has been slowly morphed into a 21st century multi-purpose facility with state of the art technology throughout.

Over the past few years, Renowned has been fortunate enough to be involved with a couple of turnkey fit outs. As a smaller company, our ability to flex and work with groups such as the guys from Co-Spaces & IEDM makes us quite unique. We all worked together and learned from each other. We collectively designed furniture to suit each space – from the co sharing floors occupied by the guys from the V8 Supercar group to individual desks to boardrooms and directors offices.

As the building appeared in the 1980’s before restoration.

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The earliest picture we can find of the building in its former glory as the original Southport ambulance station. Circa 1920’s.


This is the building today, now restored and repurposed. It now houses coffee shops, shared office spaces, meeting rooms and the latest use, as well as a place for private intimate music meets.

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Inside the new shell with some of the shared office spaces all furnished by Renowned Furniture.


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I recently attended a function where famous Aussie rocker, Russell Morris, played for a crowd of just 40 people! Meeting the 70’s/80’s 90’s and today’s legend was a real treat, feet on the ground and still pumping out new stuff.

Here is Russell doing his stuff! The building was a perfect venue for this inaugural event. I hope to be invited to more of those!!



A breath of fresh air at the office

Thanks to Lennah’s keen eye, an accounting firm in the city is now enjoying the same good quality furniture but with a new lease on life, re-polished table tops, restored sideboard and reupholstered chairs.

office furniture set refurbished by Renowned

All fresh & new at less than half the cost of replacement and with possibly twice the quality of today’s replacements. 🙂

Full office restoration

Full office restoration for an architecture group . Here’s a company upgrading & re-locating and also a company that can see the true value in keeping older furniture that was well built and having it restyled/restored rather than discarding and replacing it.

Renowned office restoration

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Sushi train is a comin’!

The Sushi Train company have outlets all over Australia and we’re now assisting with their timber polished signage. 🙂

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Big real estate firm gets new furniture

State manager of large real-estate firm gets his desk repaired, new leather inlay etc. This method of conducting a site visit to do a repair like this was far more convenient for the client.

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Boardroom table a mountain

This board room table weighs a tonne! It was moved into position using a large crane and cost thousands to move. It’s solid timber throughout and seats 20 odd when required. The top was getting tired from years of mistreatment so we conducted an on-site re-polish of the top and sides. Saved the client thousands and the finish was beautiful. Our two guys on this job have 110 years of experience between them!!!

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