Every piece tells a story. What will yours be?
These stunning tables have been lovingly hand tooled to realize the full potential of the beautiful timber by Artisan Geoff Simpson, who loves to create unique pieces filled with history, character & life.
Red Box Dining Table
Divine results from a labour of love to carefully fill the flaws in a magnificent rescued Red Box slab. The legs were handcrafted after a painstaking search for timber to seamlessly match the table top. Countless hours of sanding, polishing & finishing with Organoil hard burnishing oil. Rewardingly worth all the care and effort for this striking red box dining table featuring extraordinary natural & live edge detail, glorious grains and radiant colour palette.
Kauri Pine Dining Table
One of Geoff’s first forays into furniture making was our own beautiful kauri pine dining table. Great Uncle Alex was a Baker in Beechworth, then Wandong, before opening a successful business (Simpson’s Fresh Bakery) in 1926 at 209 Bay Street North Brighton in Melbourne. He had the contract to supply bread to the Kew Asylum and owned the double story building which comprised 3 shops with a large yard at the rear for 3 horse drawn delivery carts. Our table top utilises recycled timbers from a circa 1900’s Baker’s Trough of Uncle Alex’s, whilst the turned kauri pine legs were recycled from another table of the same era. The beautiful old timbers are admired by all, and a great talking point with original notches retained as well as natural distressing provided by mice scratching to gain access to the dough! History, character and family ties all in one beautiful package.