Thirston Morris- Furniture Designer Maker

William Morris, one of the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement in around 1860 said, “Have nothing in your houses which you don’t either know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

I believe I can achieve both, by designing and building fine furniture which fulfils its functional requirements, while at the same time being beautiful.

Added to which, through the use of traditional and contemporary construction methods, I build pieces which become heirlooms of the future and in so doing, make furniture which maintains and enhances its value over time.



Any of these furniture items can be customised to your tastes, allowing you the joy of owning your own unique piece of furniture to be hand down for generations. Discover a detailed description of each piece and its dimensional information via the selection below.

TM Fine Woodwork Classes


Come join one of our Woodwork classes.  An opportunity to learn how to produce your own unique piece of furniture as well as socialise with like minded “Woodies”.

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In today’s retail environment with mass produced products purchased from generic retail outlets, commissioning furniture is a unique experience.

To have a piece of furniture designed especially for you, taking into account all of your requirements, whether it is a specific design idea or style, or to fulfil a space and functional requirement, is an exciting and deeply satisfying process, which results in a rare and unique piece of furniture.

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Thirston is an Accredited Member of Studio Woodworkers Australia

Studio Woodworkers Australia

Studio Woodworkers Australia is a national organisation dedicated to professional designer makers working in wood. Founded in 2011, it comprises both Accredited Members and General Members. Accredited Members have been peer-assessed to the highest standards through a stringent application process. This means they can assure clients of the best quality of designing, making and service.

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Thirston Exhibited at EDGE – Exploring Boundaries- Studio Woodworkers Australia. Sturt Gallery, 16 February – 29 March 2020

Edge was an exhibition of Studio Woodworkers Australia’s Accredited Members. These members are some of the finest Furniture Designer Makers in Australia. The exhibition explored new concepts, taking design to the Edge. Edge was opened by David Boucher of Boucher and Co. Read More


Chatoyance Exhibition-New Work by Studio Woodworkers Australia members

Some of Australia’s finest Furniture Designer Makers, including Thirston, participated in an exhibition, Chatoyance, new work by Studio Woodworkers Australia.  Opened on Sunday 18 February at 11am with special guest, Richard Munao, Founder of Cult Design – the exhibition opened as a part of the annual Tools & Techniques Weekend (17 & 18 February) which was held in […] Read More