how to care for timber furniture

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

2020- it’s a wrap!

timber daybed with cream upholstery

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 new dining table to […]

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 that we loved (and helped to […]

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 […]

How to choose the right size dining table

timber hoop leg table with chairs

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 […]

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 commercial and residential demolitions within Melbourne. We’ve worked with railway sleepers from […]

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 […]

Designing Your Own Custom Console

timber sideboard console with palm tree

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 […]

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

timber sofa with plants

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 […]

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, […]