Liam and Emily Harris own and run gallery Wooden Fern on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.
I meet Liam last year at Life Instyle Melbourne where I was first introduced to his furniture and philosophy. Since then we have both opened showrooms and continue to support one another.
Liam, a carpenter of 15 years, is the passionate artisan behind Woodchuck Furniture. Liam has always been exposed to the wastage of building sites and the disregard of materials that not only hold special stories but are still whole and strong in their integrity. Even as a young apprentice he found himself collecting pieces of beautiful old timber that were heading to the tip, to either create something special with or to simply hold on to.
Years on Liam still collects timber and materials that are being discarded and tells their special stories through his design and creation of furniture. Woodchuck Furniture is proudly made from 100% recycled, aged and vintage materials.