OUR PERTH FACTORIES
100% Australian made furniture
The General Store has two factories making furniture exclusively for our showroom. Both factories are based right here in Perth, employing local craftspeople and training apprentices.
In addition to our factories, we also support over a dozen local manufacturers and artisans making everything here in Western Australia.
One of our own factories works mainly with new Jarrah and Marri and the other exclusively with 100% recycled timbers. Focusing on our local manufacturers gives us the flexibility of offering our customers made to measure pieces if required.
100% recycled W.A. hardwood timber furniture
A member of the old school of Master Craftsmen, the passion for fine timber furniture is evident in every handmade piece from Cain Gath. The high level of detail and finish from Cain and his talented, carefully nurtured team has to be seen to be appreciated.
All the timbers used are completely recycled and most usually jarrah. On occasion very small amounts of other old hardwoods such as, Marri, Blackbutt and Wandoo are sourced - interestingly, these smaller amount of timbers seem to come from old City Beach and Floreat homes built in the 1960's.
In the majority of cases we know exactly where the timbers have been salvaged from - each piece tells a story of its own unique history. We endeavour to research the history behind each site we salvage timber from, so that we can pass it's origin on to our customers.
We also have one off pieces made using timbers from our personal timber collection which we source from iconic and even heritage listed buildings. These unique pieces (often large tables) are limited and can not be ordered - though as each current table or piece is made, it is on display and available from our showroom.
OUR PERSONAL LOCALLY SOURCED RECYCLED TIMBER COLLECTION
Sourced locally from restorations or demolitions of some iconic WA landmarks and other notable buildings:
Perth Town Hall (1868)
St. Mary's Cathedral (1865)
Dingo Flower Mill
North Fremantle, WA
Young Women's Country Association
Claremont Showgrounds, WA
Perth's First Vinegar Factory
Between 418 & 440 Murray Street, Perth
J.A. Weaver Shoe Factory
Swanbourne Primary School
R.A.A.F. Mess Hall
Freshwater Bay Tea Rooms
Peppermint Grove, Perth