Josef Frank, Flora cabinet, 1937.
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, birch, brass and printed paper.
Coffee table of Tasmanian Myrtle. One of my favourite timbers, though I get to see very little of it these days. Polishes beautifully, has a hard tight and slightly brittle grain. This piece was made from one 200 x 25mm board.
Making little cheese boards for our shop.
Tappio Wirkkala’s beautiful vase for Iittala. Turned-mold blown and line-cut crystal glass. Finland, 1957. (27.3cm high). I own a few pieces of his more robust Ultima Thule range of production ware for Iittala, which is still in production.
Added a new listing to our Etsy store.
30cm magnetic knife rack in Tasmanian Oak. The timber has a beautiful fiddleback figure through it. Also available in 45cm and 60cm.
Listing is here.
We started making magnetic knife racks late last year. We own a small kitchenware shop and saw that our suppliers only had imported ones so we decided to make our own.
Australia has some very fine timbers and we selected Tasmanian Oak and Tasmanian Blackwood to start with. These are both very hardwearing and durable woods.
One of the challenges is to get the magnet strength correct. If the magnet is too strong it is harder to remove the knife from the rack, if the magnet is too weak the knife will slide off the rack. We use rare earth magnets rated at N50.
To see our range just click here .