– Experienced craftsman
Director, Robert Steendam is a craftsman with more than 40 years experience of working with timber. He has worked as a builder, cabinet maker and a handyman. He has learned to listen to what customers want and he has learnt to find creative solutions to get the best results.
– Breathing life into old pieces
Robert now brings his wealth of experience and his gifted hands to serving customers who are looking for someone to listen, understand and quietly, respectfully do the job on time and at a reasonable cost.
– Lovingly restored, with care
‘I love seeing the customers’ joy when they see their piece of furniture restored. Often, there are stories and many memories behind each piece and restoring furniture, not only brings new life, but it helps maintain the connection between experiences past and present.’
– Locally owned
Wood Poetry are based in Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast, and service the entire Sunshine Coast region. We don’t have a retail outlet, but we do have a comfortable workshop that you are welcome to visit by appointment.
– So let’s talk…
If you would like some new life for your old, used or damaged timber furniture, contact us and let’s talk about how your pieces could benefit from a good dose of ‘loving restoration’. I look forward to working with you.Robert Steendam
WE RESTORE, REPAIR AND REPURPOSE:
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Restored to its former glory
I found an unusual broken folding chair at a demolition yard. It had six hessian seats and I was sure there was history behind this piece of furniture. Turns out - that it was an original seat from the Coolum movie theatre. Actually, my mum remembers these seats from when she was a young child. Anyway, the hessian seats had deteriorated and the timber had been left in the weather - not a pretty look and I was thinking it might not be worth restoring. I contacted Wood Poetry for their advice and expertise and I was amazed at the outcome. I recently collected a beautiful piece of furniture - restored to its former glory - complete with hessian seats. The timber it turns out was Queensland Maple and I now have it sitting in pride of place on my deck. Love it! Thank you Rob .Joshua Yakubu
My old dining table I used as a young boy...
I am 82 years old and have recently downsized to a retirement village. That meant cleaning out the garage where old family furniture pieces had been stored for decades. I came across a dining table that had been in my family since I was a young boy. It was dark and covered with blotches of thick paint and dents - someone had used it as a craft table. It looked shocking but my daughter wanted to have it - so I contacted Wood Poetry to restore it. I am so glad I did... the table was stripped back to raw timber and sealed and it looks wonderful - the original castors were also repaired and I was so thrilled to see my old dining table that I used as a young boy now being used by my daughter and her family. Thank you Rob for this wonderful restoration!John Hammond