2023 Wrap Up

Recycled timber dining table with bench seating

At YARD Furniture we breathe new life into reclaimed Victorian hardwoods. We turn these timbers which are salvaged from old shops, warehouses and homes, into new pieces of furniture designed to last a lifetime. The result is a unique piece of made to order furniture, made just for you. Here’s a recap of some of […]

Why we use reclaimed timber to make our furniture

recycled timber in workshop

When starting YARD Furniture we intentionally set out to use reclaimed Australian timber for our furniture. In Australia we are lucky to have access to some of the most beautiful timbers in the world. From the swirling, contrasting details in feature grade Messmate, to the clean minimalism of Mountain Ash, Victorian timbers provide an amazing […]

2022 Wrap Up

3 seater custom made upholstered sofa in Melbourne

2022 Wrap Up As the last of our 2022 orders make their way to the new homes in time for Christmas, we’re packing up the workshop in time for summer and reflecting on the year that was. We’re proud of all of the recycled timber we’ve been able to breathe new life into, here’s some highlights […]

Designing Your Own Entertainment Unit, Buffet or Console

timber sideboard console with palm tree

Designing your own custom console or entertainment unit Entertainment units, consoles, buffet units, and sideboards. We love them! At YARD, consoles, entertainment units and sideboards are one of our most requested furniture pieces.  Living areas are the heart of the home, and a well designed console or sideboard can adds a focal point to a […]

how to care for timber furniture

Bespoke recycled timber wall unit with shelving and console

How to care for recycled timber furniture The beauty of working with reclaimed timbers is the life they’ve had prior to being turned into our furniture. We work with Australian timbers that date anywhere from 30 to 150 years old.  Your YARD Furniture piece is made and designed to last a lifetime, and if cared […]

2020- it’s a wrap!

timber daybed with cream upholstery

2020- its a wrap! Well, we won’t forget this year quickly!Despite a topsy turvy year we’ve been fortunate to make some beautiful furniture pieces using locally salvaged, reclaimed timber.Here’s a wrap up of a selection of our favourite custom projects in the year that was. The Eden dining table  2020 saw the introduction of a […]

A stunning low key DIY kitchen renovation.

A DIY Messmate kitchen renovation

A stunning low key DIY kitchen renovation. We’re often asked about recycled timber bench tops, floating shelves and island benches in kitchen renovations. Natural timber can bring a tactile, warm quality to a kitchen and works well in both modern and more rustic redesigns.Here is a small, low budget kitchen DIY in Melbourne’s Macedon Ranges […]

How we make recycled timber furniture

Timber in a Melbourne workshop

How we make recycled timber furniture Here’s a little sneak peek into our Preston warehouse, where we make all of our furniture by hand. We use recycled structural beams to make unique furniture full of character and history.  Sourcing Your Timber As the landscape of our city changes and old buildings make way for new, […]

How to choose the right size dining table

timber hoop leg table with chairs

How to choose the right dining table size At YARD Furniture we custom make dining tables to perfectly suit your space.  Taking time to think about your needs and space requirements can help to ensure you get the most life out of your piece and importantly, select the right size!  Each table we make is […]

Project highlights of 2019

Maud cottage

Projects highlights of 2019 As designers and makers we are fortunate to undertake a wide scope of furniture and custom work here at YARD Furniture.2019 invited some exciting opportunities to create some truly beautiful pieces using Australian recycled hardwoods, most of which were salvaged directly from commercial and residential demolitions within Melbourne.We’ve worked with railway […]