In The Workshop

At TIDE we take the best of past and present furniture production techniques to bring you pieces of true quality and longevity.

The entire TIDE range is designed and made in our Huntingdale workshop and from concept to final incarnation, each TIDE piece of furniture is designed and built with a view to being a special feature in your home for generations.

Of course we understand that accidents can happen and therefore provide the peace of mind of a full repair service should an unfortunate incident occur.

If you’d like to know more, come and visit us in the workshop/showroom and we can take you through how we turn a beautiful natural product into a beautiful piece of furniture.

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Meet The Makers


Melbourne based since 1999, New Zealand born George left an office career in his mid-30's to pursue a passion for designing and making timber furniture; he founded TIDE in 2007. While there is less time for furniture making these days, George is still primarily responsible for the design of every TIDE piece.


James joined TIDE as a fresh faced apprentice in 2012. Having honed his skills, James has gone on to become our most longstanding team member and his creative problem solving skills have proved to be a real asset to TIDE.


Grant has many strings to his bow, with qualifications in architecture and interior design and experience in retail management. However it is furniture making that really struck a chord and following a highly decorated apprenticeship, Grant became a permanent member of the TIDE team in 2014.


From Ontario Canada, to Huntingdale Melbourne, Carleigh spent some time traveling the globe before settling in Melbourne. Having completed a degree in Environment Geography and Urban Planning, Carleigh discovered a desire to work with her hands and she joined TIDE in 2016.


The latest addition to the TIDE team, Sam completed a Furniture Design degree at RMIT. He discovered that high end furniture making in solid timber was most appealing, due to the tactile nature and varied characteristics of the material. He joined the TIDE team in 2019.