AT STEEL ROAD CUSTOM FURNITURE… we make functional designs with exceptional craftsmanship. Steel Road Custom Furniture was founded by Elliot and Louise Gorham in 2019, after relocating from Melbourne to set up a world class furniture making workshop in Yackandandah. “With over 15 years experience, we have in-depth knowledge and skill in timber manufacture. Specialising in solid timber construction, we manufacture and supply all areas of the industry, servicing both residential and commercial, supplying both loose furniture and architectural components.” Each Steel Road piece is custom, made-to-order, carefully manufactured by hand... Read The Rest →
Steam Benders provide a number of different timber bending options to suite a range of applications, from furniture and lighting, to much larger architectural requirements. services: Steam bending Often associated with wooden boat building where it is used in the shaping of hull’s ribs and lapboards. Steam bending timber is the process of using steam to heat timber, allowing it to bend it into curved shapes. It is an impressive technique, offering seamless, durable components The main methods used for producing curves in timber are steam bending, laminating and cutting from solid... Read The Rest →
As a furniture maker I spend a lot of time making sawdust, and of course, consequently sweeping it and collecting it from the floor each day (sawdust to be later collected by a local farmer, for pigs, chickens and mulch). I have acquired many different dustpans over the years and eventually managed to break them with general use (on occasion clumsiness was a factor). Unable to find a better option, to address both durability and large capacity, I decided to develop my own, coming up with the ‘Tough’ dustpan: Our... Read The Rest →
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Inspired by camping tents glowing at night, the ‘Tent Lamp’ brings the outdoors indoors in a playful, almost nostalgic way. This is for individuals who are less outdoorsy and more adventurous at heart. Disregard the realities of camping, as this familiar tent form and its warming glow, conjure only the most romantic memories of camping. Beautifully detailed and designed, the lamp looks great as a room sculpture during the day and as a table or shelf lamp during the night. Measuring 10cm height, 22cm length and 18cm width, the lamp has been made from a thin porcelain that picks up all the subtle shapes of a tent.... Read The Rest →
When the opportunity presents itself, its nice to do something a bit fun, maybe a little strange and most importantly experimental. Designed and made for Fringe Furniture 2017.
I was fortunate to be included in the 2016 Handkrafted showcase, at this years (2016) Denfair. Accompanying me where six other talented makers, representing their own respective brands, workshops and products. All the participants in the stand shared common principles of making, which was reflected in a very high quality of workmanship throughout. See images below of each makers work and be sure to follow the links provided, to find out more about each individual designer / maker and their furniture making practice. Handkrafted Apparentt Bern Chandley Auld Design Sawdust Bureau... Read The Rest →
One of the most promising design brands to choose Den Fair as its launch pad next week is, Melbourne furniture brand Apparentt. The impressive first collection will launch with 12 brand new pieces of furniture and lighting, developed by the founding team of Managing Director – Elliot Gorham & Creative Director – Louise Gorham. The Collection of products hinges itself on a simple but potent ethos: simple and durable ‘, and there’s certainly simplicity and strength, with an accompanied beauty of form. Navigating the minefield of a fledgling business can be... Read The Rest →
Many of our birds and other animals rely on tree hollows to live and breed in, but trees with hollows are a dwindling resource. Hollows only form in very old trees, at least 100 years old, so with widespread clearing for farming, timber production or development, many old, hollow-bearing trees are simply not there any more. Unfortunately, most of the available man made birdhouses in Australia don’t meet the ideal needs of the birds. Their structures and designs are taken from a European model and few are modified to suit... Read The Rest →