Trevor’s passion for timber began back in the 60s, as early as he could swing an axe. His fascination for what was revealed when chopping the firewood – Blackbox, Sheoak, Mallee & Cypress pine – made a long job into a fascinating curiosity! Since those early years in woodheap slavery, he went on to Industrial Arts teaching, followed by establishing a furniture manufacturing and retail business in Canberra for 20 years that specialised in Australian hardwoods. Throughout that time he also salvaged street and storm damaged trees for milling into furniture timber. Trevor has an enduring passion for revealing and highlighting the hidden treasures of the grain features within timber.
Since moving to Bellingen, Trevor designed and made furniture from a joinery business in Raleigh – a facility shared with fellow wood enthusiasts. Over the years, Trevor has enjoyed experimenting and developing the skills to apply new technologies to his furniture design and woodworking, including CNC. He was a woodwork tutor at Camp Creative from 2011-2014, was a founding member of Designers Connect and today works with the students at the Coffs Harbour TAFE Furniture Design School.
Trevor’s work has been exhibited at The Bungendore Wood Works, Lillypilly Art Prize, the Designers Connect Pop-up exhibitions at the old Sawtell Cinema, Bellingen Jazz Festival design exhibition and competitions at which his piece “Train Sublime” took out both the Judge’s choice and People’s choice for 2014.
You can view photos of Trevor’s work on this site’s gallery page and also within the Tree-O Gallery space.