We specialise in the design and construction of handmade bespoke furniture using old floorboards, ceiling beams and battens salvaged from Old Queenslander Houses. Our passion is in creating handmade furniture from these beautiful old homes and save them from the fire pit and landfill because they deserve a second life as recycled furniture. Our mission is to demonstrate that recycled houses can be repurposed into functional furniture but also beautiful works of art that deserve to continue their legacy as an adored furniture piece that will last for generations.
We learnt that only 2 out of 10 Queenslander houses scheduled for demolition make it to the scrap yard to be repurposed. Tragically, the remaining 8 out of 10 houses that have provided shelter and comfort to generations end up in the landfill or burnt to ash. When we thought about all the effort that has gone towards minimising deforestation and encouraging recycling, we were struck hard by the plight of our beloved Queenslander houses and wondered how we could make a difference. As more and more of this beloved national icon is demolished or removed to make room for contemporary architecture, we felt compelled to do what we can to preserve and rescue this beautiful part of the Australian lifestyle, history, culture and heritage that we are so fond of.
We now use our role as furniture makers to champion the use of an environmentally responsible material for building bespoke furniture. It became a mission to share the benefits of using recycled Queenslander houses with those around us through our work. Our aim is to empower and encourage our customers to select this material by demonstrating that with the right design, superior craftsmanship and creativity, old Queenslander houses can be transformed into equally beautiful and functional furniture. Since then, we’ve been using sustainable materials and superior craftsmanship to build beautiful and meaningful furniture. We have made it our mission to salvage as many Queenslander houses as we can to repurpose them into beautiful and functional furniture so they can take their place of honour once again in our homes.
Did you know? Our Once Upon A Queenslander collection comes with a 10 year warranty. That’s how much care we take into selecting the superior quality of materials we use and the exquisite workmanship that goes into the building of this collection.
Recycle. Repurpose. Remembered.
As Seen At The Queensland Museum “Bespoke” Exhibition & ReArt Exhibition in conjunction with Etsy & ReTrash.
Shop at your leisure anywhere you like and we’ll have it delivered right to your door. All that from the comfort of your armchair. We’ll even gift-wrap it for that someone special in your life. Furniture shopping doesn’t get any easier than this! We’re constantly adding new items to the store so we’ll love for you to come back and visit us real soon.
In the meantime, we hope you’ll like the work we do with these lovely recycled timber and someday, one of them will make its way into your home or office to become a beloved family heirloom.
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