STORTENBEKER CONSTRUCTIONS + CREATIONS
Stortenbeker Constructions and Creations offer creative and unique designs that are made to last a bit longer than normal furniture or trinkets would.
Products are made from a many different materials but the main material used is wood. Currently the products offered consist of cutting boards, coffee tables, side tables, coasters and small cushions.
The cutting boards are offered in three sizes, medium, large and cheese boards. They are priced between $35 and $55 depending on the material, size and shipping costs.
There is only one type of coffee table at the moment due to the recycled timber supplier only having small pieces of timber. The coffee table is a granite top with metal legs. The price of this is $350 to $450 depending on the shipping costs. There are two wood side tables. These are designed to fit under the lounge chair to bring the table closer.
Signs are also made to order. Customers simply send through designs that they would like and the designers will cut the wood to size, create a stencil and burn the image onto the wood. Depending on the size and the weight of the sign these prices range between $35 up to $400.
DESIGNED + MADE IN
Where do you get your inspiration?
"Some magazines, television shows but mostly when I see the material my imagination takes over. I try to design useful, lasting objects."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"I designed a sign from a friend’s car and I took a photo of that car. I then made a stencil from the photo for a piece of wood that I cut and sanded. The detail that I put into the drawing is why this is my favourite piece."
What is your favourite material to work with?
"Wood. I love the texture, the feel and how easy it is to use. You can receive so many images of what a piece of wood can turn out to become. Using recycled timber makes me have the feeling of not wasting any part of the tree."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"Design furniture or art from car parts. Cars are my hobby; I have seen others use car parts that no longer work anymore and turn them into something unique and unreal. I would love to do something just like it."
Describe your products in three words...
"Everlasting. Unique. Fun."
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