JP Woodworks offer custom furniture, bespoke cabinetry and unique shopfitting to clients in Perth.
Born in South Africa to a father who is a builder, I found a passion for woodwork from an early age. When I moved to England in 1999 as a young 21-year-old, I was taught by some of the best carpenters and joiners. Fuelled by a desire to make and create beautiful pieces, I learnt as much as possible before moving back to South Africa in 2007 with my beautiful English rose. Back in my homeland, my burning desire to create was fed by the South African culture of beautiful designs and timeless pieces. It's a place where design is really flourishing and boundaries are pushed all the time. There's always a need to find creative ways of making things work. I built a lot of interesting pieces with plywood in that time. I love the fact that this material is so under-rated but it's such a great element to work with because of its potential and simplicity.
Fast forward to 2013 when I moved to Australia with my wife and 2 beautiful daughters to live the dream and create a safe and fulfilling life for my family. Within 3 years JP Woodworks was born, with a vision for every household in Perth to own a bespoke piece of furniture that will be passed down for generations to come. Old school values and integrity are core values of my business and drive my passion for excellence. It's also very important for me to have close relationships with each one of my clients as we go on a journey together from idea to design to creation. We create something together from nothing and, for me, the most rewarding part is seeing my client's reaction when I present them with the finished product. Here in WA I've had the pleasure of using magnificent pieces of timber including jarrah, sheoak, American walnut and wandoo.
The creative mind is already showing in my little girls and they are often found in my factory working on their own projects. When I'm not working with timber, I love to create custom motorcycles and vintage trucks. I also have a passion for health, nutrition and outdoor activities including bike riding and paddleboarding.
I love to help make people's dreams a reality. I always strive to make the experience with JP Woodworks a memorable one of great old custom service and every piece gets the love it deserves before it is enjoyed in its new space.