Bill Burford, Bill Burford Detailed Joinery (Studio Furniture 2018)
Bill Burford completed his carpentry/joinery apprenticeship in 1994 working at Fairbrother P/L in their Devonport workshop where he credits the owner, Royce Fairbrother, and his senior tradesmen for instilling a high level of pride in his completed works. Subsequent years saw Bill expanding his skill set into workshop and project management with commercial joinery companies in NSW and Victoria, but he realised his passion was working hands-on with Australia's finest timbers, pushing the boundaries of what could be achieved using various construction techniques. The opportunity to work with Reid Brothers Furniture in the Southern Highlands of NSW opened his eyes further as to what could be achieved in this field, and also the realisation that there are still discerning customers who demand the finest attention to detail. Bill is now based in Ulverstone, along with his apprentice, Isaac, specialising in solid timber stairs, balustrading and architectural timber joinery to some of Tasmania's finest homes of which have won many national awards. Laminated Huon Pine combined with Marine ply to create the most comfortable non-upholstered dining chair.