Returning to Melbourne, Charlie quickly became known amongst furniture-makers as a woodturner of the highest order. He learnt different woodworking techniques, such as cabinetmaking, and brought other talented craftspeople into his growing business.
Charles Sandford Woodturning & Joinery now employs 30 people, including the team from McKay Joinery, a second-generation custom doors and windows business that joined us in 2015. We ply our trades across three workshops fitted with everything from the most traditional hand-tools to our latest acquisition, a massive five-axis CNC machine that carves three-dimensional objects out of solid timber. All of our processes are optimised for environmental sustainability.
As the preferred timber fabrication partner for many of Melbourne's leading architects, builders, developers and property owners, we have a reputation for turning the most complex architectural designs into reality. And at a time when so many old crafts are disappearing, Charlie is passing on his love of timber and precise craftwork to a new generation of woodworkers.