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    2020- it’s 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 of a selection of our favourite custom projects in the year that was. The Eden dining table 2020 saw the introduction of a new [...] More
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    A stunning low key DIY kitchen renovation.

    We are often asked about recycled timber benchtops, 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 that we loved (and helped to [...] More
  • How we make recycled timber furniture

    Have you ever wondered how we create our 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 the timber… Most often, we look to older buildings and demolition sites …

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    How to choose the right size dining table

    At YARD Furniture we custom make tables to fit your space.Taking the 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 a collaboration with you and we’re able to guide you [...] More
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    Project 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 commerical and residential demolitions within Melbourne. We've worked with railway sleepers from [...] More
  • 2019 Order Cut-Off

    The days are getting longer, summer is on our doorstep which means YARD Furniture’s order cut off for 2019 is fast approaching! We make each piece by hand here in our Melbourne workshop, and close over the summer holidays to take a well deserved break. If you’ve been thinking of a YARD Furniture piece and …

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    YARD Furniture x KEKOU

    We recently gave Richmond’s newest hotspot the YARD Furniture treatment. Situated in a 120-year-old building, the brief called for a warm, rustic interior to complement the offering of Craft Beer and Eastern Asian cuisine. Railway sleepers were salvaged from the Mornington Peninsula to create the focal point of Kekou: upstairs and downstairs bar areas which house …

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    Designing Your Own Custom Console

    Custom consoles and sideboards. We love them. At YARD, consoles, entertainment units and sideboards are one of most requested furniture pieces. Living areas are the heart of the home, and a well designed console or sideboard adds a formality to a dining area, a space to store wines or special ceramic pieces, and to display …

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    Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

    We were thrilled to be invited by Ben Hutchinson Landscapes to showcase our furniture in the 2019 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Ben’s show garden ‘Urban Retreat’ was centered around creating a relaxing retreat within an urban setting, and the opportunity to unplug from technology in an increasingly connected world. Featuring a trickling mudstone …

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    2018 Wrap Up!

    We had a busy 2018, and worked on some incredible projects using locally salvaged, recycled timbers. We’re passionate about sustainability and handcrafted custom furniture and have worked on a mix of commercial and residential projects. Here are some of our highlights:  Walking Wally recycled timber furniture console handcrafted in Melbourne January We launched our Wally Mini, …