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A Legacy of Craftsmanship & Modern Design

Highlighting both our traditional skills and our embrace of modern aesthetics

Expo 2024


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“Jim Jarmusch once told me Fast, Cheap, and Good… pick two. If it’s fast and cheap it won’t be good.

If it’s cheap and good, it won’t be fast. If it’s fast and good, it won’t be cheap.

Fast, cheap and good …pick two words to live by. Tom Waits.

For over 35 years, Carpenter & Sons has built a legacy of exceptional craftsmanship.

The timeless pieces you see on this website are a testament to our dedication to quality and detail.

But design evolves, and so do we. At Carpenter & Sons, we understand the desire for furniture that reflects your modern lifestyle. We seamlessly blend our time-honed skills with a forward-thinking design sensibility. The result? Functional and stylish pieces that integrate beautifully into your contemporary living space.

Experience the Difference:

  • Enduring Quality: Our commitment to meticulous craftsmanship remains unwavering. Every piece is built to last, using techniques passed down through generations.
  • Modern Design: We leverage our expertise to create furniture that reflects current trends. Minimalist lines, warm wood tones with pops of color, and innovative storage solutions – we offer a variety of styles to complement your unique taste.
  • Skill Meets Innovation: Witness the evolution of our craft. We embrace modern design elements and techniques while staying true to our dedication to high-quality construction.

A message from Deon Malherbe

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Dust and coloured stains coat my fingers and nails, a badge of honor earned in the symphony of my workshop. Building furniture, you see, ain't just about filling houses; it's about filling souls. It's a fire ignited by desire,               not necessity. We, the stubborn few who dance with wood and steel, are ill-equipped for the                       polite charades of the office. Our world is one of sawdust and sweat, where problems find form in the shavings that curl from our planes.

 We're like magpies, us craftsmen, hoarding a kaleidoscope of tools, each one a trusted extension of our hands.           We juggle the hats of designer, engineer, artist, and therapist, all in the span of a single project.               It's a chaotic dance, yes, but within that whirlwind lies a profound dialogue, a whispered duet between the logic of our left brain and the playful whimsy of the right. A constant push and pull, fueled by the lessons etched in the scars of past mistakes.

 The workbench, that's our sanctuary. It's where the chatter in our heads quiets, where the anxieties of the world melt away with each measured stroke of the chisel. It's where forgiveness blooms, blooming from the sawdust of imperfection. We learn to mend our errors, to embrace the flaws that add character and to let go of the need to be perfect.

 With time, practice becomes a whispered song, my hands and tools moving in a familiar dance. My students watch, eyes wide with wonder, as I conjure intricate shapes from mere planks. Minutes melt into effortless mastery, a magic trick born of years spent in the company of wood.

 Maybe "master" sounds arrogant, but it's simply shorthand for a lifetime of dedication. Each project, a testament to the quiet conversations held in the workshop, each piece a whisper of forgiveness for past stumbles. So, with every job, I pour my heart into the grain, leaving behind not just furniture, but evidence of a life shaped by wood and whispers.

That's the story I want to tell, not just of tables and chairs, but of the dance with sawdust, the whispers of forgiveness, and the quiet satisfaction of a life lived in dialogue with wood.

 Deon Malherbe

"Craftsmanship requires a fusion of skills, knowledge, understanding and imagination,

perfected by experience." - Glenn Bowman (Owner @ Vermont Soapstone)

Whether you prefer a contemporary, modern or modern classical style, we are able to create the style you prefer.

Fancy a study or home office with a secret compartment?

 Click on the 'secret doors' button for secret doors or other hidden spaces. 

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            We stand apart, obsessed with the magic of hand-crafted wood.                Yes, we crave good design, meticulous skill, and materials that sing with beauty. But what truly drives us is that exquisite feeling you get when you encounter a piece of furniture born just for you.

Imagine walking into a room, your fingers tracing the curves of a table, knowing there's no twin in the world. That's the joy we pour into every creation. We're not just woodworkers, we're storytellers in sawdust, weaving your vision into tangible whispers of wood.

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  Bespoke, expert craftsmanship and personalized detail. Forget the cold         touch of mass production. Feel the warmth of hand-selected wood, the        precision of time-honored techniques, the passion etched into every grain.   This isn't just furniture, it's an heirloom in the making, a legacy in wood. The quality that comes from creating with passion, care, and attention to detail. 

                You can see that it’s handmade, and you can feel the difference.                           Step into a world where furniture becomes an extension of yourself,            Come, discover the joy of bespoke. Discover us.


How does it work?

                      Our in-house design team to take the time to consult with you in the room you wish to transform. We work with you to capture your vision -                   by careful planning, we aim make optimum use of the space available & bring an aesthetically pleasing & ergonomically efficient living space that will bring you                                                                                                     many hours of pleasure. Creating a home where you can live.                                                                                             We do not use a software program but the years of experience of our master craftsman - Deon Malherbe 

 We are obsessive about human beings making things by hand. 

                                    “We don't value craftsmanship anymore! All we value is ruthless efficiency, and I say we deny our own humanity that way!                                                                                Without appreciation for grace and beauty, there's no pleasure in creating things and no pleasure in having them!                                                  Our lives are made drearier, rather than richer! How can a person take pride in his work when skill and care are considered luxuries!

We're not machines! We have a human need for craftsmanship!”
― Bill Watterson, There's treasure Everywhere.

REMEMBER! - the first consultation is free.