©Crafty Fox Furniture 2016
Australian trees have played a large role in my life.
In Northeast Victoria, I built then operated a nursery propagating millions of seedlings for farm forestry and revegetation.
It was farm forestry and its timbers that were my first passion. Now in Queensland, I am working with wood from species I grew in abundance – Spotted Gum, Red Ironbark, Sydney Blue Gum and Rose Gum – all recycled and native to this region - along with indigenous species that I was not familiar with, Tallowwood being an outstanding example.
Timbers which I use can vary from deeply weathered and rustic to demolition hardwoods which I dress to bring out the beautiful colour tones and and grains.
My lamps are certainly different! Customers often describe them as “quirky”, “unusual”, "brilliant” and most notably say " I have never seen anything like these before".
There are also other accolades such as “beautiful”, “great” and "fabulous".
It is a pleasure making the lamps and even more, a pleasure seeing the delight of my customers in their purchases.