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.

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.


Sam completed a Furniture Design degree at RMIT in 2017. He soon 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 .


Hailing from regional Victoria, Chris is definitely a creative type having dabbled in everything from music production to script writing to furniture making. With an excellent eye and rigorous work practices, Chris is primarily responsible for the finish of every TIDE piece.


It seemed appropriate that Karl would join TIDE in early 2021 and put his hand to making high quality furniture – given he has a furniture degree and only lives 5 minutes around the corner! When he’s not making TIDE furniture Karl keeps his hands busy tinkering on his four-wheel drive.


Having worked in photography - and particularly action photography - Matt felt a penchant to work with his hands and joined TIDE as an apprentice in 2021 - a role that he has embraced with enthusiasm and drive. He's now also responsible of our excellent social media photography!


Our newest team member, Zoe 'always just wanted to work with timber', and at the beginning of 2022 she came on board with TIDE as a first year apprentice. With an excellent eye for detail and a practical approach - we think she has certainly found her calling.

Sam B

Sam 'B' spends a lot of his spare time honing his skills as an A grade dodge-baller. It's that same dedication and commitment that has lead him to become our resident Lumi chair specialist.