The Timber Whisperer's Blog

A Grand Bar

June 24, 2021
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A bar to get the party started!
Made in solid French Walnut, with raised panels doors, and raised panels in the ceiling too.

The metal metal lining was sourced from England, which finishes of the curved cabinet door.

Queenslander Renovation

June 23, 2021
by Matthew
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We Have just finished a large renovation for a Queenslander in Mitchelton. The Client wanted a Modern feeling in the home, and a kitchen that had clean lines and plenty off bench space. 

After a few meetings we came up the final design,, all the internals are finished is a soft Black finish, and the outside is finished in a painted oak , with a custom grey. The main oven tower has two larger storage areas with a foldaway door. The under benches are finished in a black oak, the upper cabinets are finished in French Oak natural finish. The whole kitchen is finished off with a 12 mm white no stain porcelain top, which makes this kitchen absolutely stunning. The internals are finished off with natural birch ply, and we even designed a solid timber curve to soften the corner. This kitchen will give many years off enjoyment.


For the living room the client wanted a bookcase/Tv unit which would hold a very old core sample from the Pilbara region, so we designed the cabinet around this, they also wanted a fireplace and a frame TV. After a few design consultations we designed this wall hanging unit with lighting on the top and underneath. We made a special place for his core sample, which is held in with brass rods. There is a space for a sound bar, and the new frame tv sit well inside the space, the fireplace sits below the TV. This unit is made from Tasmanian Black wood and is finished in a clear 2 pack coating,to give it a soft feel and look. At night with the fireplace on and looking at Art from Belgium Art Gallery you are taken to another place.
The Clients are very happy with their new home.

New Kitchen, Front Entrance with Divider

June 22, 2021
by Matthew
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We approached Matthew from Finer Living to give us some fresh ideas on a kitchen renovation in our home.

Matthew not only came up with some amazing kitchen ideas, but he also gave us great ideas on remodelling the whole living areas of the house.

The result is an amazing functional bespoke kitchen, a feature bookcase in our lounge room with matching partition screen in the newly created entrance way to the house.

Even the new front door stands out as a work of art.

The quality of the work is amazing and has inspired us to redecorate the whole house from floor to ceilings.

Finer living handled all of the contractors required for the whole job and came in within our budget.

Our home now has more features than a new home and a lovely warm feel.

Nice Job Matthew

New Entrance Door and Divider

June 22, 2021
by Matthew
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Walk In Robe for a Grand Home

June 2, 2021
by Matthew
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Our brief was to design a grand walk in robe ,

We chose to use America oak for stylish impact, with solid timber doors and drawers.

We used a warmer stain in the open section and for the finishes on the doors we used a soft 2 pack finish, keeping the grain visible.

In this wardrobe there is a place for everything and the owners are overjoyed with this space to create their stylish look.

I would like to thank Mathew and his Team at Finer Living for assisting in delivering our Dream Home.

When we were selecting our cabinet maker we knew we needed to partner with a cabinet maker that could deliver the high level of detail that our project required.

Finer Living  surpassed our expectations in quality and detail from the dovetail draws to the solid timber external finishes.

I have no problem recommending Finer Living  for any high end project for future work .

Romolo Bos , Builder Gold Coast

Dream Kitchen

June 1, 2021
by Matthew
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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
by Matthew
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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
by Matthew
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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.

Apartment Renovation by the River

February 5, 2020
by Matthew
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We offer a full apartment renovation service, we take care of everything.

We were approached by Anju Designs to renovate an 80’s apartment by the river. We transformed this four bedroom, three bathroom apartment into a fresh new look and feel, that the owners are very happy with.

The kitchen had a large pole on the edge that needed to be integrated into the open living space and we came up with a reshaping solution using timber pieces, that creates a lovely transition into the kitchen from the living.

We completely renovated all the bathrooms, bedrooms, including joinery, tiling, painting, lighting plan and installation to create the look of a new apartment.

The owners were very impressed with our work and the final result.

Anju Designs were great to work with and we often collaborate with designers and between us we find good design solutions for many of the problems that often arise with renovation.

Our Clients Testimonal:

We were first introduced to Matthew by our designer Penny from Anju Designs, as we wanted to do a complete renovation on our apartment in Kangaroo Point.

We selected Matthew to do the work as his quote was acceptable compared to others, but he was able to do the complete renovation from demolition right through to the finished product, including all joinery. This proved to be the best solution for us.

We have been totally happy with Matthew and his team throughout the whole process, and the quality of the workmanship is second to none.

Thank you Matthew and your team for making our project go so well and we are absolutely delighted with our finished apartment. We highly recommend Matthew and Finer Living.

Paul & Lesley Langdale-Hunt

Watermark Residences

Apartment Renovation by the River

February 5, 2020
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We offer a full apartment renovation service, we take care of everything.

We were approached by Anju Designs to renovate an 80’s apartment by the river. We transformed this four bedroom, three bathroom apartment into a fresh new look and feel, that the owners are very happy with.

The kitchen had a large pole on the edge that needed to be integrated into the open living space and we came up with a reshaping solution using timber pieces, that creates a lovely transition into the kitchen from the living.

We completely renovated all the bathrooms, bedrooms, including joinery, tiling, painting, lighting plan and installation to create the look of a new apartment.

The owners were very impressed with our work and the final result.

Anju Designs were great to work with and we often collaborate with designers and between us we find good design solutions for many of the problems that often arise with renovation.