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Boardroom Table for Theiss

Creating corporate furniture for Theiss has been a wonderful opportunity for Bywater Design to flex their corporate muscle and create visually appealing ,highly functional office furniture that will  meet all the demands of a busy corporate environment. Using Teak veneer, Eucalypt Burl and solid Cambia edging to create a dramatic contrast.  These 7.5metre long board room tables were painstakingly crafted in our Northgate workshop and polished to a high gloss to enhance the richness and durability of the timber. Using the very best of audio and electrical accessories, these tables provide all the necessary functions of a corporate meeting.

In addition to the boardroom tables, side boards and entertaining units were designed and installed to provide a smooth and functional preparation area for the high volume of staff meeting in the building .

Of course with such excessive dimensions, these boardroom tables would not be able to be delivered by normal measures. A crane lift, in the dawn hours was needed to install these wonderful pieces of furniture.

After lengthy planning and deliberation and a few strong coffees, the process of craning , and installation was a successful one.

Boardroom tables, catching the sunlight create a stunning addition to the rooms, providing a fresh new area of work and providing staff with a new clean and efficient place of preparation  for meetings


Theiss Boardroom Table install



Theiss Boardroom Install


Theiss Boardroom Install

Teak Veneer and Eucalypt Burl Boardroom Table


Practical yet stylish Eatery for Staff room at Thiess


Capturing the sunlight on the high gloss boardroom at Theiss


Red Bull Wooden Centrepiece

Bywater Design was delighted to produce for Media Playground The Wooden Centrepiece for Red Bull .  These wooden centrepieces provide a wonderful backdrop for the Australian Music Festivals that Red Bull produce. After deliberation and precision fine tuning we feel these Red Bulls will certainly give you wings ...








Thank you Lachlan Brown for Images .



Creating a Nook /Eckbank

An Eckbank is a German phrase for Corner Bench or Seat.  This functional design is a smart and stylish way to have a dining setting when space is comprised.  

By using Solid Hoop Pine , Stuart designed a contemporary corner setting for this Inner Brisbane Home.  With the addition of a wonderful contrasting fabric, the Eckbank stands as a stylish yet practical addition to the dining room.









Inner City Bedroom Suite

Bywater Design recently completed work on a very modern, functional yet stylish bedroom suite for an inner city home. The clients wanted a minimalist design but to house special features such as; The bed to appear as if it was floating Runway lights along one side of the bed A pop up tv at the foot of the bed (where it can easily be hidden or used at the flick of a switch) A rich dark timber to accentuate the clean lines.   The clients were ecstatic with the finished product and loved the choice of timbers - Cambia and European Beech.  Cambia is a highly practical timber; its thermal modification process ensures its longevity especially in humid conditions such as Brisbane.   Ash that has been treated this way is an ideal choice given that it mimics many tropical hardwood species yet not at the cost of rainforest timbers.






Its all in the detail ... Carving for Churchie.

Bywater Design are proud to participate in the  celebration of the hundred year anniversary of The Anglican Church Grammar School Churchie;   in addition to previous  work we  completed;   shown here  , we were delighted to have recently completed work on 2 Mahogany (plantation) Sideboards These sideboards would be made to match existing furniture and to include 16 traditional carvings.

Carvings are a wonderful addition to selected  furniture pieces, they highlight the design, create a sense of drama and formality and  their design can be based on a  coat of arms, heirloom, flora   etc thus evoking a  deep sense of history and character  within the piece.

Stuart was very happy to take up the wonderful challenge and opportunity of hand carving each of these 16 carvings.. .







::Bedroom Makeover::

 Frustrated at the lack of space and storage, some  lovely clients required bedroom furniture that was both highly functional, and incorporated classic styling to enhance and blend in with their existing decor...  American Ash was the timber  chosen for its superior grain, versatility, longevity and colour hue that marries perfectly with the colour scheme of the bedroom.

The large chests of drawers,  and bedside tables included dovetailing and  soft close runners for ease of movement and will withstand constant use for many years to come

The Queen Bed with its large Slats is accompanied by 2 Bedside Cabinets.

The Bed side cabinets, offer much-needed personal storage space and complete the symmetry that is needed to give balance and flow to the room.


Entertainment Unit for City Apartment

Apartment Living  often means minimal space and downsizing  on items such as stereo, tv, audio and media components and having little space to display treasures, photos etc... But that need not be the case; In this instance Bywater Design was able to incorporate clever design with maximum storage resulting in a clean, modern functional entertainment/media unit that screams style

A sliding door ensures you can display your favourite treasures or if need be closed to hide what is behind



And on the left side housing all important visual compenents.

The Bottom half of the unit has a push to open dropdown drawer.

With 4 drawers this gives ample storage for dvd, cd, blu rays etc etc

All power points /cables are neatly and safely housed at the back of the unit .

This clever Entertainment Unit certainly delivers on the wow factor !!!

We Have a Winner...World Skills Australia !

We are pleased and proud to announce that our hardworking 2nd year apprentice Shaun has won the  World Skills Australia 2011 Competition Brisbane Region - Cabinet Making Section.


Its Official - 1st Place

The  competition involved competitors completing  a spice rack ; - the finished piece was to include dovetailed drawers and a rebated back .

 Shaun impressed the judges with  his efficiency, professional use of machinery and  safe work practices.  The end result was a finished piece  that is testament to Shaun's  hard work and enthusiasm for learning that he has shown in the Bywater Design workshop over the last 2 years !!

Spice Rack - hoop pine with plywood back .
Well done Shaun - 1st place

Congratulations Shaun !!



~~Tree Life ~~ Jarrah ~~

Stuart was thrilled and proud to be a part of the Great South East  Channel  7 feature on Recycled Timber  - September 4.  When asked  by presenter Martin Bowerman what was his favourite timber species, Stuart was quick to reply ..

".Jarrah ; -   for its many wonderful properties. It does everything right." 

A big statement, with so many wonderful species out there - some we know many we dont know.

 So in the spirit of learning, of informing, entertaining and enlightening we shall embark on disovering the wonderful world of trees...

1)   Jarrah or Eucalyptus Marginata is one of the most important hardwoods of Australia.   "Marginata" relates to the light colored vein around the edge of the leaf.  Jarrah is one of many species of Eucalypt.  The flowers have a magnificent scent and pollinate every other year.    The Jarrah tree is adaptable, using its long complex root and tube  system to store carbydrates and other nutrients thus enabling a young Jarrah tree to grow back after a fire and to tolerate and survive in a harsh drought climate.

The Jarrah Tree can live to an amazing 500 years.

 It is found principally  in the south West of Western Australia.  This versatile hardwood grows to an impressive 30- 40  metres in height and a mammoth 2 metres in diameter.  Jarrah produces a valuable dark durable timber.  In recent years,  natural strands of Jarrah have suffered serious damage from a soil fungus which attacks and destroys the fine feeding roots. 

The gorgeous deep patinas range form red to deep brown, the texture is course and generally straight grained.  Is is for these reasons that we favour using Jarrah in many instances.  Its versatilty, ease of machining and adherance to adhesives and  polishes and lacquers make this Aussie hardwood a Bywater Design Favourite. 

Jarrah Dining Table provides a striking highlight to the Dining Room

Flights of Fancy...

As designers we love inspiration.  We love imagination.  We love things that are far flung from the realms of everyday life. Here are a few that have captured us lately...

The Astro Turf Chair The Asto Turf Chair - yes this chair has been covered with extreme precision with astro turf.  A definite statement.



Furniture made from a bale of hayMaybe not as comfortable as a regular chair but this lounge actually made from a bale of hay is certainly displaying individuality.


Perspex chair

Perspex chairs, a talking point definitely but their durability maybe in question...



Wow Not sure if this is real or an incredible illusion but what a striking visual impact this table makes.  the colour has a lot to do with the punch it makes.


We have had lots of fun acquiring these images.  If you have any pictures you would like to share with us we would love to hear from you ; email;  enquiries@bywaterdesign.com.au


Images; 1, 2 and 3 sourced from;  DesignMilk

Image 4;  Visual ID







>A place to lay your cup

>Coffee Tables, a necessity in the modern world.  A place to lay  papers, keys, laptops, Ipads, bags,
magazines, papers, pizza boxes and strangely enough sometimes tea and coffee cups.
The Coffee table easily dates back to the 17th Century.
The first European Coffee tables were made in Britian during the Victorian Era.  Prior to that, drinks tables, tea tables were used to accomodate the high back settee that was used for lounging.
By 1780, the high back was replaced by low back sofas - hence the need for a lower placed table to
house the necessary beverages...

At Bywater Design , we love making Coffee Tables - designed to fit into the hub of the loungeroom, these
small but important items of furniture centre the room, highlighting larger pieces of furniture and enhance the
decor of the room.