We are currently in the midst of restoring some wonderful mid century Scandinavian furniture.
We were thrilled to be able to give a global traveller and avid Surfer 'E' the opportunity to make his own hollow wooden surfboard. During the week, E who in his words, has no woodworking experience apart from sharpening a pencil, learnt basic woodworking skills such as sharpening a hand plane, shaping, sanding of his board and fin placement. We then went on to fully glass the board.
But don't just take our word for it ... Have a look at our very first YouTube
With subtle curved sides , mirror back and glass shelves, this classic yet highly functional cabinet will provide wonderful storage solutions yet highlight all the wonderful accoutrements that will be contained inside.
There is so much satisfaction gleamed from restoring a wonderful piece of furniture to its former glory. This quaint English Oak Sideboard was in dire need of some attention.
Using traditional techniques, this exquisite piece of history will now take pride of place in the family home and will be enjoyed for many years to come
A very happy client took ownership of her new Qld Maple Desk and TV Unit. Featuring Curved legs, arched rails, these classic designs will work beautifully into the new build home.
All custom made furniture from Stuart Bywater Design includes dovetailed drawers and soft close runners. One of the many advantages of choosing a custom made product. The quality inclusions add to the longevity of our furniture, ensuring peace of mind and backed by our 20 year guarantee on custom made pieces, you can be assured of value and quality.
Winter is a wonderful time in Brisbane, hot chocolates, comfort food, doona weather but with a drop in temperature there is also a rapid decline in humidity. With these changes, timber furniture can dry out and possibly split in various places...
You can avoid this by using a suitable furniture wax to promote and keep moisture in the grain. Simply wax on with a clean dry cloth and then wax off any excess, doing this a few times during winter will noticeably enhance your furniture and keep it in pristine condition.
If you are unsure of which wax to use, or you would like to purchase some of our furniture wax please call us on
PH: 3256 9000 or e; email@example.com and we would love to help you .
The original Chest of Drawers as seen below was made in 1995. Constructed from resalvaged Qld Maple and English Oak, this stunning chest of drawers comprises of 106 hand made cut dovetails...
The English Oak legs were made from a deceased tree in Canberra, the oak was then sandblasted for a weathered effect.
The drawers ran on brass rails and there were no sides or back to the cabinet , except for the N profile.
The structure was held together with the top and bottom drawers attached to the N profile legs.
Fast forward to 2015 and here is the 21st century version of the chest of drawers...
Dovetailed drawers throughout
Hand shaped bowed front
same style as the original but with the luxury of full extension and soft close runners.
2015 and Bywater Design has hit the ground running. Restoration and Polishing up a storm and classes have begun in earnest and are running to full capacity. We are proud and happy of our enthusiastic students who make each weeknight a pleasure for Stuart and Dave to teach.
We are proud this weekend to be involved in the inaugural Saltfest Surf Festival at Kirra Beach Coolangatta.
The Festival on March 1 will have an exciting array of Surfboards, surfwear, art, music delicious food and beverages, and more. We would love you to come and say hi, in this beautiful part of the world. A glorious way to spend a Sunny Sunday.
For more information head over to Saltfest Surf Festival
Well we have known for quite a while about the sustainability, the versatility, the many advantages of Creating your own Wooden Surfboard. The Sydney Morning Herald this week has highlighted these very things, that make Bywater Surfboards a wise and ecological choice for creating your perfect surfboard and riding experience...
For further information on our Wooden Surfboards, our classes or if you would like a custom made surfboard, please do not hesitate contact us
Article Source; The Sydney Morning Herald Feb 1 2015
We are so proud of our hardworking ever enthusiastic woodworking Students. Throughout the year they embark on designing and making their own projects.
They are all wonderfully varied and the finished product shows the skills and techniques that they have learned throughout the year.
Peter has been working on these beautiful chairs through out the year, and with Davids expert guidance he has created these stunning chairs , made from jarrah and Qld Maple.
These are a credit to both Peter and David and will be a beautiful accompaniment to the Table Peter completed before hand.
Just a taste of what happens in our Hollow Wooden Surfboard Classes.
For more information...Just scroll over to the Classes page or drop us an Email
In only a few short months, Bywater Design will be offering their summer class of Hollow Wooden Surfboard Making.
In 8 easy classes, you will be able to design and make your own hollow surfboard, with the timber of your choosing in only 8 nights.
All ready for glassing or polishing.
Classes will commence in February 2015.
So for more information please contact us at; firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an information pack on all the details.
PAULOWNIA TIMBER SALES
As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients and students, Bywater Design now proudly offers the sale of Paulownia Timber.
Dressed and packed all ready for your hollow wooden board kit.
We offer the following timber lengths and specifications;
Lengths of 2.4 or 3 meters
200*8 rough sawn = $7.20 Lm
200*6 dressed 2 faces = $8.20 Lm
195*6 DAR = $9.20 Lm as per photo
Panels made to order
585*5, 4 or 3mm = $40 Lm
150*38 Rough sawn = $16.90 Lm
Other sizes can be ordered POA.
For timber orders or for further information please contact us ; email@example.com