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About Nicholas Bailey

A passion for beautiful timbers and fine furniture

Nicholas specialises in one-off commissions, blending his skills as designer and maker to create beautiful pieces of furniture that are both personal and unique.

Nick’s passion for beautiful timber began in the 1990’s and he has completed formal training in fine furniture making through The Worshipful Company of Carpenters Building Crafts College in London. The Worshipful Company of Carpenters is one of England’s oldest livery companies with a history dating back to the 13th Century.

www.thecarpenterscompany.co.uk

Nick’s appreciation and understanding of the inner beauty of wood and its inherent qualities also comes from completion of an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Forestry in 1995.

From a simple jewellery box to a prized dining table, it is important to understand the way timber moves, to select the correct species for each application, and most importantly getting the design right, so that each piece is timeless.

After completing his studies, Nick worked with several highly respected furniture craftsmen in London and Melbourne before starting his own business in 2002.

During his time in London, Nicholas was commissioned to make a piece of furniture for the Tower of London. The oak with glass top display cabinet is a feature within the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula and holds a book of dedication. The Chapel is the final resting place of Anne Boleyn.

Nick was also awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship in 2005.

Nicholas currently runs his business from his Sunshine Coast Hinterland workshop. He works alone and completes every process of the making to ensure the highest quality is maintained in every piece he makes.

The attention to detail of hand crafted furniture is not found in mass produced furniture, and owning a truly unique piece of furniture specifically designed for you will never cease to give you enjoyment.