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Welcome to an offshoot of Umbala Events PTY LTD.

This initiative started in early 2020, were I was inspired to bring old pieces of furniture back to life. At the time I came across an abundance of unwanted furniture and this brought my creative side to the surface.

Each piece of furniture was a learning experience and allowed me to hone my skills in new techniques. There is a cathartic sensation in working with wood and completing each project is extremely gratifying.

From all the techniques that I have learnt the Japanese shou sugi ban of wood barning is my favourite. This method involves burning wood, sanding it back and brining the natural patterns of the wood to life. Feel free to see the link with my current and past projects with examples of my work.

Ricky Simoes