MS Wood Custom Woodwork is a father and son team based in Adelaide South Australia.
We love working together and we love working with timber. We love the uniqueness of real timber: every piece looks different, behaves differently and so no two pieces of our furniture will ever be the same.
Our goal is to create beautiful furniture that showcases the wonder of the timber we work with, while also expressing our creativity and passion for what we do.
I’ve always loved making things and my childhood was filled with LEGO creations, building model planes and making all kinds of props for imaginary games. I began woodworking as a hobby almost 25 years ago and when I quit my job in 2017 I stepped up woodworking to make a few dollars while I decided what to do next. It didn’t take long to decide there wasn’t going to be anything else and MS Wood Custom Woodworking was born.
I’ve been helping Dad in the workshop for as long as I can remember. When Dad said he was going to start a woodwork business he asked me what we should call it and I said “MS Wood” because both our initials are MS. So I guess we’ve been in business together from the day we started MS Wood.
Working together is a privilege and a joy and we love the creative journey that happens each time we partner with a client to create something bespoke and beautiful.
Honour God and love people: this directs all our life so if this isn’t evident in our business we’re doing it wrong
Quality: we’re about a smaller number of beautiful things rather than lots of average things. We expect our furniture to last a lifetime – literally.
Empowering others: we want to use the intersection of our God-given gifts, our professional experience and our business space to create opportunities to empower and inspire people in woodwork and in life.
It’s not about the money: we expect to make a profit and live from what we do but we won’t make decisions that put money ahead of these other values.