Thank you for visiting my furniture gallery website. I am a custom builder of fine, solid timber furniture, based in the Newcastle area and specialising in Australia's beautiful native hardwoods. Please browse through my gallery for ideas and give me a call to discuss the possibility of having your own unique piece(s) of furniture built.


dining tables & chairs


display cabinets



coffee tables etc




Unique hand made, custom built furniture to feature in your home
I have been cabinet making and hand building fine furniture since 1989. During this time, inspired by the beautiful features and colours of Australia's native timbers, I have created a wide range of furniture such as: dining suites, display cabinets, buffets, occasional tables, desks, bedroom suites, entertainment units and kitchen cabinets. All these pieces have been hand-built using traditional joinery techniques and with attention to detail, so you can come to me with confidence knowing that I will produce a piece that is beautiful, functional and durable.

I mainly use Australian hardwoods, although am quite happy to use some exotic timbers where requested. Some examples of timbers used are: Jarrah, Tasmanian Blackwood, Victorian Ash, Red Mahogany, Flooded Gum, Apple Gum, Silver Ash, Blue Gum, River Red Gum, Queensland Maple and Cedar. There are many more available.

Bring your ideas and even your own timber
I encourage you to come to me with your ideas and together we can design a new piece of furniture for you in the timber(s) and style of your choice, be it traditional, contemporary or retro.

Bespoke furniture maker for the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland and Hunter Valley regions.




Hi Mal

We are writing to express our sincere gratitude for the care, expertise and professionalism you have exhibited in building our many items of furniture. From our first meeting we were impressed with your willingness to accommodate our requirements and old fashioned values. Thank you for your tips on timber selection, design and function, quality of your workmanship and commitment to perfection. We constantly receive compliments about our furniture.  We love every piece and are very pleased with the results. We can't recommend Mal Barrett Furniture highly enough and will continue to recommend.

Look forward to future business with you.
David and Catherine Turner


Jarrah Bedroom Drawer Cabinet
1750 mm (W) x 1140 mm (H) x 500 mm (D)

Before and After Transformation


Blueberry Ash - River Red Gum Coffee Table.

Slices of Blueberry Ash transformed into unique feature coffee table

To see larger images and more Coffee Tables please CLICK HERE

Call Mal on 02 4983 1785 if you would like a hand made feature piece like this one.


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