Flo’s Funky Furniture
Flo’s Funky Furniture, including homeware, giftware, signs and garden decor.
All pieces are original, unique and hand crafted in my Otaki workshop on the Kapiti Coast.
I use driftwood, wooden slabs and recycled wood from cable reels, pallets, wool bales, second hand doors and beds. Whatever is available and whatever I can find. All the metal parts of my creations are also recycled, I use horse shoes, reinforcing and engineering steel off-cuts, pre-loved drawer and cupboard handles, and old railway nails and spikes.
All pieces are soundly constructed and professionally finished. The wood is oiled with tongue oil a rich fragrant furniture oil which highlights the wood grain and rustic imperfections giving each piece its unique character. All metal parts are rust treated and painted black.
I also make bespoke furniture, signs and household wares. Contact me with your design ideas and we can work together to bring your unique design to life.
I began making furniture at my home in Christchurch in 2012, when I was given some large slabs of oak. After considering what I could use them for, I made some outdoor furniture. The experience was life changing and on arriving in Otaki I set up my workshop. I taught myself to weld and use a chainsaw, power tools and other machinery necessary to create my original designs.
I am passionate about what I do, drawing inspiration from the raw materials I find in and around my local area. I have a large dedicated workshop at my home. I enjoy working with my customers to see their unique designs come alive.
Creating furniture and other items is my full time job and I love it!
My furniture and creations can be seen and purchased from the following places:
My stall at the Waikanae Easter Market
April 15th 2017
Items I recently sold (below).
My Stall at the Craft Market
Porirua July 2017
My stall at the Martinborough Fair
Images from in and around my workshop
Keep a look out for my trailer!
November 30th 2017
Flo’s Funky Furniture including homeware, giftware, signs and garden decor.