An imposing 1930’s desk originating from Auckland Central Post Office takes pride of place in David Pearce’s office. As a personal coach and business mentor, it’s a space where he spends a good amount of time, but David had one problem: “I’ve got lots of books, almost too many and I wanted to get them off my desk.”
David’s solution was to custom-build a bookcase to match the desk, so he took the concept and dimensions over to Cutshop Mt. Wellington. “I’ve always thought that if you can imagine what something is going to be like then you’re half-way there,” he said. After working with Shane and Simon at Cutshop, the end result for David was just what he had imagined. “Cutshop made it easy for me”. Read more about this DIY project…
A 150-room hotel refurbishment has tested Cutshop Mt Wellington’s ability to deliver scale – and the team has come out on top. Not only have they delivered over 100 ready-assembled units so far but the hotel has been able to stay open to guests throughout the project.
The objective was to refresh and update the rooms, giving them a modern design that was both user-friendly and easy to maintain. Wayne Billings of Syracuse Joinery Collective project-managed the refurbishment as well as working alongside a colleague to fit the units. From final plans, the units were programmed into the Cutshop CNC machine and the carcasses were cut, edged and drilled. They were delivered flat-packed to Wayne who built them off-site. The team were given a four-hour window for each hotel room, in between groups of guests leaving and arriving. Read more
Mike Tanner of Totalspace Interiors specialises in fitting custom-made kitchens. Focusing on the top-end of the market means he needs to maintain a very high quality of materials and finish. After 25 years working in cabinetry Mike decided to start Totalspace Interiors in December 2016. “I didn’t have any machinery at the time, so I decided to put the cutting and edging through Cutshop — and I’ve never looked back." Mike has decided not to invest in machinery of his own. Losing that overhead has been a huge saving for the business. Read more
If you want something a little different for an interior or exterior feature, try thinking three-dimensionally. Decorative panels pack a real punch when it comes to adding a touch of texture and colour to your plans.
There are endless ways to incorporate decorative panels into your home or workplace, here are just a few:
Decorative door panels – Gussy up kitchen door panels with a machined pattern, then just spray paint for a perfect finish.
Island back panels – Make a feature out of your kitchen island with pattern or texture that suits your aesthetic.
Cutshop recently worked with the first winners of TV’s DIY hit, The Block. Alice and Caleb Pearson, now known Pearson + Projects, wanted to create custom-cut beds for a shared bedroom for their adorable children, Alek and Mika. Alice gives us the low-down…
Designing a kids’ room is always an adventure. Creating spaces to play, learn and sleep (hopefully) that suit their individual personalities and style – without the room looking like the kids have designed it themselves! Choosing the right bed, in my mind, is the most important element of designing a kids’ room. But how do you design a custom-sized bed? It’s made easy with Cutshop. Read more
Turning MDF offcuts into two sleek, viable products took designer Clark Bardsley and architect Andrew Mitchener nine months as part of the ‘Resource Rise Again’ project. Driven by Rekindle and funded by Creative New Zealand, the project kicked off by inviting designers and architects from across the country to submit their proposals — only five of which were selected for funding.
Take a look at the resulting two sustainable products which have been placed as finalists in the sustainability category of the Best Awards, run by the New Zealand Design Institute.