GHIFY

Custom Hand Made Recycled Wood Designer Furniture

Brisbane, Australia · 25 Sales

GHIFY

Custom Hand Made Recycled Wood Designer Furniture

Brisbane, Australia 25 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   We specialise in the design and construction of custom build handmade bespoke furniture using old floorboards, ceiling beams and battens salvaged from Old Queenslander Houses. Our passion is to preserve a part of this beautiful Australian icon and to give it a well deserve second lease of life. Our mission is to save as many old Queenslander houses as we can from the landfill and to repurpose them into functional and beautiful furniture that will last for generations.

All our furniture from our signature "Once Upon A Queenslander" collection is fully customisable. That means, ANY height, width, depth, as well as finish and colour. This is because we believe furniture should be built to fit your interior design scheme and lifestyle. Not the other way around. We also ship all over Australia and overseas. Anywhere that DHL can get to, we can deliver :)

Recycle. Reimagine. Remembered.

As Seen At The Queensland Museum "Bespoke" Exhibition

Shop at your leisure anywhere you like and we'll have it delivered right to your door. All that from the comfort of your arm chair. We'll even gift-wrap it for that someone special in your life. Shopping for custom made furniture doesn't get any easier than this!

FREE DELIVERY ON SELECT ITEMS TO QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT, SA - LIMITED TIME ONLY

We hope you'll like the work we do with these lovely recycled timber and someday, one of them will make its way into your home or office to become a beloved family heirloom.

To find out more, visit www.ghify.com or better still, stay in touch with us on Facebook, Google+, Instagram & Twitter!

Talk soon?

Lots of Love,
Team Ghify

K E E P I N T O U C H
~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghifyfurniture
~ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghifydotcom
~ Instagram: https://instagram.com/ghify/
~ Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/ghify/
~ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Ghify
~ Website: www.ghify.com

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Last updated on May 23, 2017

We specialise in the design and construction of custom build handmade bespoke furniture using old floorboards, ceiling beams and battens salvaged from Old Queenslander Houses. Our passion is to preserve a part of this beautiful Australian icon and to give it a well deserve second lease of life. Our mission is to save as many old Queenslander houses as we can from the landfill and to repurpose them into functional and beautiful furniture that will last for generations.

All our furniture from our signature "Once Upon A Queenslander" collection is fully customisable. That means, ANY height, width, depth, as well as finish and colour. This is because we believe furniture should be built to fit your interior design scheme and lifestyle. Not the other way around. We also ship all over Australia and overseas. Anywhere that DHL can get to, we can deliver :)

Recycle. Reimagine. Remembered.

As Seen At The Queensland Museum "Bespoke" Exhibition

Shop at your leisure anywhere you like and we'll have it delivered right to your door. All that from the comfort of your arm chair. We'll even gift-wrap it for that someone special in your life. Shopping for custom made furniture doesn't get any easier than this!

FREE DELIVERY ON SELECT ITEMS TO QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT, SA - LIMITED TIME ONLY

We hope you'll like the work we do with these lovely recycled timber and someday, one of them will make its way into your home or office to become a beloved family heirloom.

To find out more, visit www.ghify.com or better still, stay in touch with us on Facebook, Google+, Instagram & Twitter!

Talk soon?

Lots of Love,
Team Ghify

K E E P I N T O U C H
~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghifyfurniture
~ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghifydotcom
~ Instagram: https://instagram.com/ghify/
~ Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/ghify/
~ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Ghify
~ Website: www.ghify.com

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5 out of 5 stars
(6)
Simone Andreani

Simone Andreani on May 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Our entertainment unit exceeded our expectations in every way! The unit was professionally crafted, well finished and the color was even better than in the pictures. Assembly took about 3-5 minutes and had no problems what so ever. There even was all the tools necessary for assembly! We had some hiccups on the way with the delivery from Australia to Finland, but GHIFY (Thanks Maddy!!) handled everything very fast and kept us updated all the time. I recommend GHIFY not only for their great products and nice design, but also for the unbeatable customer service! If you want to support artesans, Maddy and Will from GHIFY are your contacts!

Margaret Kalika

Margaret Kalika on Jul 23, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This item is exactly what I wanted. The delivery was very quick and efficient, the item was very well packaged and the people I dealt with were excellent!

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Updates

Custom handmade Eco Recycled High Bench Table with a custom color palette to match our client's interior scheme because furniture should be made to fit your home and lifestyle. Not the other way around rainbow All our kitchen islands come with a 10Yr warranty
The January favourite is our new released high bench table featuring 4 push to open flushed drawer accessible on both sides of the kitchen island. Perfect for the hostess and her guests. With shelving for storage and optional extras like wheels raised_handsskin-tone-2
We love receiving photos of our custom made eco-recycled tables from our customers! It never fails to warm our hearts when we see it installed in a place of love and know that it will be appreciated for years to come heart
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About

Saving old Queenslander houses from the landfill & turning them into furniture you'll adore as much as your favourite pair of jeans!

In the course of renovating our cottage in 2011, we learnt that only 2 out of 10 Queenslander houses to be demolished made it to the scrap yard to be repurposed. Tragically, the remaining 8 out of 10 houses that have provided shelter and comfort to generations end up in the landfill or burnt to ash. When we thought about all the effort that has gone towards minimising deforestation and encouraging recycling, we were struck hard by the plight of our beloved Queenslander houses and wondered how we could make a difference. As more and more of this beloved national icon is demolished or removed to make room for contemporary architecture, we felt compelled to do what we can to preserve and rescue this beautiful part of the Australian lifestyle, history, culture and heritage that we are so fond of. Since then, we’ve been using sustainable materials and superior craftsmanship to build beautiful and meaningful furniture.

We use our role as furniture makers to champion the use of an environmentally responsible material for building bespoke furniture. It became a mission to share the benefits of using recycled Queenslander houses with those around us through our work. Our aim is to empower and encourage our customers by demonstrating that with the right design, wonderful craftsmanship and creativity, old Queenslander houses can be transformed into equally beautiful and functional furniture.

We hope you'll like the work we do with these lovely recycled timber and someday, one of them will make its way into your home or office to become a beloved heirloom.

To find out more, visit www.ghify.com or better still, stay in touch with us on Facebook, Google+, Instagram & Twitter!

Talk soon?

Lots of Love,
Vikky & Murrey

~ Queensland Furniture Awards 3 years in a row.

** Keep In Touch **
~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghifyfurniture
~ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghifydotcom
~ Instagram: https://instagram.com/ghify/
~ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Ghify
~ Website: www.ghify.com

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    We are an Australian family run business who pride ourselves on custom designing and building beautiful sustainable furniture made from recycled timber salvaged from old Queenslander houses. Exceptionally well built and built to last.

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Last updated on Apr 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Unless otherwise stated, majority of our products are all made fresh to order just for you. This allows us to fully customised your item, including dimension, colour, finish and added features like wheels, drawers, shelves, glass doors, automation, etc. All customisation features are subject to fees & charges that is dependant to your design. Please contact us prior to placing your order with your list of customisation requirements so that we can provide you with a quote. Alternatively, we can design your items from scratch. Will is winner of the Queensland Furniture Awards 3 years in a row and has designed for private commissions, commercial and the luxury superyacht industries. Designing from scratch or from plan is his forte.

Sizing details

All the sizing details are included in each listing. Please check that they are what you require and more importantly, that they will fit into your doorway, lift or entryway. As each product is made fresh to order, we can certainly alter the sizing, finish, colour or any other feature to suit your requirement. Please note that any deviation from the specified product detail is subject to fees and charges dependent on your design. Please contact us prior to placing your order with your list of customisation requirements so that we can provide you with a quote.

Care & Maintenance of Timber Surfaces

Timber surfaces can be cleaned and protected with a spray on Furniture and Surface Polish. There are many good quality spray on furniture polishes available from your general hardware store but please be sure to test first on an inconspicuous area of the furniture before spraying on the visible faces and always follow the directions on the label. Tougher marks on the timber surfaces can also be cleaned with mild cleaning products such as “Spray and Wipe”. Do not use abrasive products like Jiff or scourers on the furniture as they can scratch the surfaces.

What Type Of Cleaning Material To Use?

Loose dust on the surface can be removed with a soft, lint-free cloth, gently rubbed over the surface. Dust is an abrasive and can scratch the surface, so be careful. Uneven areas can be dusted with a clean, natural bristle paint or artist's brush. Again, do not try to dust a surface that is severely deteriorated. Cloth fibers can catch and tear away pieces of the finish, veneer or loose parts. Even rough edges can splinter. Carving, fretwork, and other delicate work can be dusted with a soft bristle brush, with a vacuum cleaner host held close enough to take in the dust one it is dislodged by the brush. Do not use feather dusters, as they can scratch and pull off loose fragments of veneer.

Care & Maintenance of Fabric / Upholstery

Fabric can be cleaned with mild soapy water and a damp cloth. Be cautious and use only enough water to wet the surface without saturating the fabric and foam of the seat. Brush the fabric in the direction of the fabric pattern to avoid distorting the fabric grain. All our fabric is suitable to be scotch-guarded so if you would like to prolong the longevity of your upholstery, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND scotch-guarding it with a quality product. Clean any stains or spills as soon as it happens to prevent it from having time to stain the fabric or product surface or become water logged.

Furniture DON'Ts For Hot & Cold Food / Beverage

Be sure to use a heat resistant tray / mat or coaster if you're intending to place a hot pot on your furniture. Use a coaster when when serving chilled drinks. Hot items, such as irons, coffee mugs, and steaming tureens can literally melt a finish away. Water from spills and condensation from vases and cold drink glasses can damage and deface coatings through "blooming," an effect that makes transparent coatings white or milky. Damage is even worse when the liquid itself stains the surface, such as when ink or coffee or tea is spilled, or if the coating is penetrated and the staining liquid enters the wood itself.

Furniture DON'Ts For Organic Solvents

Organic solvents, such as fingernail polish and remover, perfumes, and alcoholic drinks can behave as paint and varnish removers on many kinds of coatings. These problems are simple to address. Using coasters, oversized ashtrays, and writing pads can virtually eliminate the potential for damage.

Fungal Damage or Rot Prevention

Fungal damage, or rot, can only occur in areas of extreme dampness at moderate temperatures. Unless your furniture gets wet and stays wet, this type of damage is not normally a severe problem. However, if your furniture is stored in areas where water incursion is a common problem, such as basements or attics, these areas must be surveyed every time it rains or snows.

Moving Your Furniture

Before picking up a piece of furniture, make sure you know where the furniture is its strongest - generally along a major horizontal element - and try to carry it from these points. Protect the furniture to be moved with soft padding or wrap it in a blanket pad. Padding, which will provide extra insurance against bumping and gouging, is especially important if an item is going into storage. Before moving an item, make sure you know exactly where it goes next. Plan ahead to adjust the temperature and relative humidity in the new location so they are the same as where the furniture presently is. Extreme changes in temperature and humidity can cause splitting of joints and veneers. Never slide or drag furniture along the floor.