The Timber Whisperer's Blog


Dream Kitchen

June 1, 2021

There was a lot of planning involved in the design and making of this dream kitchen,
All drawers and cupboards are A Grade birch ply, with rock maple edges, and all joints are dovetailed, with under mounted drawer runners
And finished in a very hard wearing 2 pack clear finish,
The doors and drawers are solid Oak , 2 pack painted with the grain showing,
The Island unit is a stand alone unit, which just adds something extra to this kitchen,
The top is 25mm solid oak hand laid timber section,
This kitchen is the centre of the home, and is a dream kitchen for this exquisite home.

Bar Cabinet, Creating Spaces that Serve

May 24, 2021

Our Client wanted to bring a unique bar cabinet into their dining room space, that leads onto the deck. This cabinet doubles up to serve the dining and deck dining spaces.

Our client, came to us and asked for a bar with character and style. They selected this timeless style, that works with all other styles of decor.

We used Am Walnut timber , with a leather insert in the pull down section for serving. The inside of the cabinet is also Am Walnut, with solid brass supports and we added two leds lights in the display area, to give this section a soft glow at day and night.

Our client’s words: Matthew and his team have created something unique that could not be bought from a store at any price.  With exceptional quality displayed in the construction, finishes, and details, I look forward to enjoying my dry bar with friends and family for many years to come.  To complement the end result, the design, construction and installation process was hassle free.  Would recommend Finer Living to anyone who is looking for that special piece. ( Wesley Cummins, Yerongapilly)

Stylish Solid Timber Bathrooms

May 24, 2021

Bathrooms made to last, all our workmanship is built using solid timber, dovetail joins, unique designs, sealed with water resistant finishes. Create unique vanities for your bathroom. See the quality below.

Queenslander Renovation

April 1, 2021

Trebilcock Architects engaged us to craft all the joinery for an old Queenslander having a complete make-over. Working with an old house can bring many dilemmas; how to work the old into the new without losing the integrity of the historical elements. We created a Hamptons style interior with a difference.

Working closely with the clients and the Architects we were able to achieve a flowing and timeless modern home.

Kitchen Reno with many moods

September 3, 2020

Our Clients, Peter and Dianne wanted to bring a modern feel to their Riverside Apartment. We discussed the use of their kitchen area and they expressed they wanted to be able to create a soft feel, through the use of timber and lighting.

They wanted to keep the marble bench tops uncluttered, so we built the coffee maker into the pantry, all hidden behind the warm stained oak doors.

The working area of the kitchen is finished in a Hamptons, raised panel design. Finished with a Satin white 2 pak look, 

Dianne chose the sleek black metal handles, which worked really well and brought curves into the linear cupboards, complimenting the curve of the ceiling. And the stone finish has only a limited overhang, and this shows off more of the handles.

All these little details work well, adding to the feel of the kitchen.

We included lighting under the breakfast bar, to create a evening bar feel as well when needed.

This kitchen is multi purpose, with lots of bench space to work with or use as a kitchen or bar service area, and the stained oak cupboards on one wall bring the warmth and softness.

We also created a new office area, from a disused balcony space. We built a sliding door from oak, which nicely frames the wall space as well as bring warmth into the new found office space. 

Peter and Dianne are overjoyed with how the kitchen turned out and love having the extra office space.

See the before and after photos below.