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The Workshop, is where the magic comes alive.  Behind the giant silver roller door, a one-man band is busy polishing a table ready for a weekend delivery, answering the phone and stoking the flames of the fire for his beloved coffee.  The product you have seen jump from a sketch in an email, then onto your dining room floor was very much built by his two hands.

Christopher's passion in his trade has been decades in the making. From his younger years, he completed his apprenticeship in restoration with his family's Antique shop in Albury NSW.  It was here his fascination of furniture began, he appreciated how pieces were constructed, how they lasted generations and most importantly - the stories surrounded them.

The Workshop is situated in the small Gippsland town of Longwarry (88km from Melbourne CBD) where Christopher is building on a dream, he set himself as a young apprentice. He utilises over 20 years of experience, to bring his valued customers furniture to be used every day and enjoyed for life.

Whether you have a design in mind, or need inspiration for your dream piece please Contact Us and discover Gippsland's Fine Furniture Maker.


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