What do you do with the left over granite or stone when building a new kitchen bench top?
Why not make a matching coffee table?? Beautifully framed in teak, this coffee or occasional table is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The stone was left over from a kitchen project and the client could not bear to just throw it away.
To some, this may be better off at the scrap yard but for our clients, Allison & Allan, it will represent a celebration.
A labour of love renovating an old home on the east side of Brisbane … and what to do with all the beautiful hardwood timer that’s left over?
Call Renowned Furniture today and collectively design/create a solid dining table that can take pride of place in the newly renovated home…and perhaps discuss all the hard day’s work over a nice red?
From 1930’s house frame to 2014 dining table in just a few weeks!!!
We once took the job of completing an unfinished grandfather clock.
The original builder of the clock had become clinically blind by about half way through the project, and was almost totally blind by the time he decided to put down his tools, which was past 75% of completing the job.
On his death bed, his daughter, Sue, wanted the clock completed for his 92nd birthday… and in six days’ time! We pulled out all stops, had four guys on the job, ran into a myriad of issues but we made it just in time.
When the day came to show everyone the completed Grandfather clock, Sue burst into tears and spontaneously hugged all the craftsmen. After the excitement ceased, one of the craftsmen asked her why the base pedestal had a door on it, since most grandfather clocks just have a solid base pedestal. Sue replied, “Dad placed that there for Mum’s ashes, but now we think they’ll both go there, to be together forever”. Silence filled the room, and we were all quietly proud that we had the privilege to be part of that job.
This is a very versatile piece with applications in a funky office environment or a home media/entertainment room or just about anywhere else where a champion piece is needed that makes a pretty cool statement. It has both cupboard storage and file drawers if required.
Its inspiration was derived from the 1950’s style caravans that our parents or grandparents used to tour the countryside back in the ‘50’s, ‘60’s & ‘70’s.
The word “Carovana” is the Italian word (or as near as possible to) for caravan.
Wondering what to do with that ’80’s pine hutch? – Recycling or Upcycling?
“Upcycling” (as it’s the new catch phrase) provides so much more satisfaction when compared to tossing an old relic out or trying to sell it for pittance when it’s completely ‘out of vogue’.
Look at this piece – The before shot looks like it might be collected by the local charity or sold for $10.00, whereas the after shot could stand in any high end furniture store and fetch $1000’s!
Apart from this, it looks fantastic! The addition of 2 more top doors, some clever sanding and re-coating and some stunning new porcelain printed knobs, the finished product is almost unrecognizable.