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Melbourne Maker Features in Internationally Renowned Television Series

Melbourne based AFA Member Christian Cole of Christian Cole Furniture has recently been featured in a Grand Design’s Australia fit out.

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Arch Edged Chest

The entire piece has been designed and constructed using as little hardware as possible in an attempt to highlight the versatility of timber and the skill and functionality of timber joinery techniques.

Arch edged chest

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King Cole

Britton Timbers takes great pride in supplying the highest quality materials to artisans across Australia and around the world; to award winning craftsmen like those at Christian Cole Furniture, who are proving every day that there is a strong and growing market for superb quality, hand-crafted furniture.

King Cole

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Glorious Timber

Christian Cole Furniture is featured in the Winkelen Magazine Issue 2. Glorious Timber – Christian and Fiona celebrate the natural of wood and create stunning pieces that make a feature statement in any home.

Glorious Timber

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The Perfectionists

Christian and Fiona Cole featured in The Journal of Furnishing, Fabrication and Design – Furnishing International Magazine Winter 2013 edition.

The Perfectionists

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Christian Cole Furniture working with Disability Works Australia

Christian Cole Furniture working with Disability Works Australia. Christian Cole Furniture believes everybody deserves a fair chance in life and as such we’ve formed a working relationship with Disability Works Australia, hiring people with a disability.

Christian Cole Furniture working with Disability Works Australia

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Recycled timber – Ambrosia Beetle markings

Ever looked at some beautiful recycled timber and wondered what some of the markings were or what caused them?

Recycled timber – Ambrosia Beetle markings

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Christian Cole Furniture in Australian Wood Review

Fiona and Christian Cole is featured in the “Wood, Work, Life” story in the Australian Wood Review Magazine.

Christian Cole Furniture in Australian Wood Review

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Christian Cole featured in Home Beautiful Magazine

Christian cole’s award winning curved edge tall boy featured was featured on page 46 of Home Trend section of May edition Home Beautiful.

Christian Cole featured in Home Beautiful Magazine

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Christian Cole on Channel 9′s THE BLOCK

Channel 9′s Block uses Christian Cole’s Custom-made furniture for their current series “The Block Sky high”.

Christian Cole on Channel 9′s THE BLOCK

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Christian Cole Featured on Furnishing International

Furnishing International is Australia’s leading industry furnishing magazine. Furnishing International has been keeping readers informed with the latest industry news and trends for over 55 years.

Christian Cole Featured on Furnishing International

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Who doesn’t love a Wooden Table?

People are falling in love with timber again! Timber watches, sunglasses, fashion accessories and home wares are really fashionable at the moment. Both Christian and I have noticed an obvious increase in the number of new customers opting for natural timber when refurbishing their homes.

Who doesn’t love a Wooden Table?

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Christian Cole wins the Best of the Best title

Christian and Fiona Cole left the Australian Furniture of the Year Awards with their arms full after winning a number of categories in both the Vic Tas Awards and the Nationals – including the big one – The Best of the Best for their iconic Coupled Curve Bedroom Suite.

Christian Cole wins the Best of the Best title

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Christian Cole Featured on Interiors Addict

Christian Cole Furniture has been featured on the extremely popular Interiors Addict blog site. The site provides information about interior design and styling, homewares, furniture and the personalities behind them.

Christian Cole Featured on Interiors Addict

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Australian Furniture Awards in Melbourne

This year the Best of the Best category was won by a boutique Melbourne furniture company, Christian Cole Furniture, which makes customised solid timber furniture and cabinetry using recycled or FSC certified timber.

Australian Furniture Awards in Melbourne

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Christian Cole Featured in Luxury Home Design

Christian Cole Furniture has been featured on the Luxury Home Design Magazine. Luxury Home Design is a leading national magazine featuring profiles on residential architecture and building design, interior design, decorating, kitchens and bathrooms [...]

Christian Cole Featured in Luxury Home Design

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TABLE TOPS Boards, Book matched or Slab

When purchasing a new timber table it’s handy to know there are a few different methods used when creating the tabletop – board-joined, book matched or single piece slab.

TABLE TOPS Boards, Book matched or Slab

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Satisfaction Lies In The Effort

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory”. Mahatma Gandhi It’s 8pm and I am sorting all the work I have bought work home from the office, as I must everyday, in an endeavor to keep up with my workload. As my teeth clench down on a fresh Nicabate […]

Satisfaction Lies In The Effort

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Christian Cole Featured in Green Magazine

Christian Cole Furniture has been featured on the Green Magazine. Green is a bi-monthly publication that showcases the most interesting and creative sustainable designs from architects and landscapers around Australia and internationally.

Christian Cole Featured in Green Magazine

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Australian Furniture of the Year Awards 2012

Christian Cole Furniture has won in 6 categories with their exquisite handmade timber furniture. The Awards recognise and encourage excellence in the design, manufacture and marketing of Australia’s home grown furniture.

Australian Furniture of the Year Awards 2012

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New Nambung Range

We have constructed a new range called the Nambung range which in Aboriginal means ‘bent” or “twisted”. It’s hand crafted using a very difficult and unique joinery technique – curved solid timber finger joint. The timber is American Walnut and American Oak.

New Nambung Range

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Christian Cole Featured in Complete Home e-Magazine

Christian Cole Furniture has been featured on the Complete Home e-Magazine. It highlights our passion for creating handsome and sophisticated furniture and our philosophy on sustainable practices.

Christian Cole Featured in Complete Home e-Magazine

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Waterfalling

We use this term when describing a design where by the timber is cut and joined on an angle making the timber appear to bend down on itself thus creating a waterfall effect that reveals the continuation of the timber grain.

Waterfalling

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Farmers and Graziers Wool Store at Goulburn

Constructed on land once stood upon by the explorer Captain W. N. Wovell, the new Wool Store, “a modern three – story building” was designed by Stuart Brothers, architects from Camperdown built by a local contractor named Mr. J. Flood.

Farmers and Graziers Wool Store at Goulburn

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Victorian Furnishing Industry Training Awards Finalist

These awards are hosted by AUSTRALIAN FURNITURE ASSOCIATION INC. and FURNITAC – Victorian Furnishing Industry Training Advisory Committee to the selected finalists FINALISTS in the EMPLOYER AWARD CATEGORY.

Victorian Furnishing Industry Training Awards Finalist

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Slide your bottom onto one of these!

Country comfort in a contemporary stool. Designed and constructed by Christian Cole, the Tractor Stool is fabricated using solid recycled hardwood timber. Wholesale orders welcome.

Slide your bottom onto one of these!

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Oven’s River Timber Story

Our company has a strong philosophy of sustainable practices in every aspect of our operation, especially sourcing and preparing the materials used. Ultimately we re-use waste timber and fabricate magnificent solid timber furniture and architectural joinery.

Oven’s River Timber Story

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About Leather

For thousands of years leather, or the skins of animals,has been used for a plenitude of purposes and has played an important role in the civilisation of man. Pieces of leather have been recorded in history as far back as 1300BC in Egypt.

About Leather

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Do your bit for the earth and surround yourself in timber

Using recycled timber is not only good for the environment but also preserving Australian history and bringing the warmth of something natural into your home.

Do your bit for the earth and surround yourself in timber

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Caring for your timber furniture

If you own a timber table or sideboard made by Christian the following tips may be helpful to maintain our quality finish: 1. Use a feather duster or soft cloth to regularly dust thus avoiding a build up of dust and grime as this will make the surface look dull. After meals wipe the surface […]

Caring for your timber furniture

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I’m livin’ on the edge

I”m back at work and in the words of one of my best friends – “I’m livin’ on the edge”. I am referring to my endeavor to work with 6 and 9 year old boys in tow. As I type these words my concentration is being severely tampered by the blaring sounds of Justin Bieber, […]

I’m livin’ on the edge

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We never stop learning!

Just as our own children evoke many emotions such as; pride, frustration, angst etc, so to our “boys” at work. We’ve learnt over the years to remember the significance of the issues in their lives and how it impacts on their work.

We never stop learning!

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Why I love what we do!

Last Saturday was a good day. Christmas is always a busy time for our business and with juggling work, tired children and a lingering illness I was feeling exhausted and just a little jaded. They say the universe provides and it provided exactly what I needed that day.

Why I love what we do!

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Introductory Blog

My name is Fiona Cole and 14 years ago, Christian Cole Furniture was founded through my union with Christian Cole. Needless to say Christian and I share many things in common, most importantly, two high spirited boys and the beauty of wood!

Introductory Blog

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Types of Finish

Prevents the accumulation of dirt, slows down the exchange of moisture between the wood and the air and accentuates the natural features. It can be used to change the colour of the timber.

Types of Finish

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Timber Characteristics

Distinctive markings on the surface of the wood provide wood a unique appearance. These markings may occur naturally due to common deviation in the structure of the tree or as rare exceptions.

Timber Characteristics

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Types of Joinery

Using traditional methods, Christian will join the timber components together ensuring the optimum strength and allowing the timber to move seasonally without compromising the stability of the joint.

Types of Joinery

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