About Eclipse

Founded by Ross and Juilie Triffit, Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture have been manufacturing quality, solid timber furniture for now well over twenty five years. For most of that time Eclipse have specialised in the use of unique indigenous hardwood timbers to handcrafted unique pieces of furniture. The timbers used to create these pieces are either salvaged timber from dead trees on private properties or recycled timber from old buildings. Eclipse prides itself on having a very eco friendly approach to what they do. 
'We don't destroy Mother Nature's beautiful creation; we give it the gift of immortality'.
WHAT WE MAKE: 
    
The main items on offer are solid timber dining tables as well as matching sideboards/buffets/credenzas. Otherwise Eclipse also manufactures consoles/hall tables and coffee tables in a variety of sizes in a variety of timbers. In fact Eclipse can  produce many other different special order pieces such as bedroom furniture, desks and bookcases just to mention a few. 
The timber in each Eclipse dining table has its own signature and story to tell.  We love the fact that most of the timber used would otherwise be wasted in some way,  the timber is salvaged from old dead trees or from old buildings and turned it into a beautiful and unique piece of furniture that will be around for literally generations. These beautiful and unique timbers are part of our natural heritage and they deserve to be preserved.
     
EXPERIENCE:
    
Ross and Juilie have over thirty years experience in the furniture industry. Adopting a small scale 'boutique' approach to furniture production and retail, Ross and Juilie aim to provide customers with an individual and tailored service. Eclipse employs nine craftsmen at different levels in their Wagga Wagga based factory. Each craftsman is dedicated and  passionate in the work they do and they strive to uphold the Eclipse ethos.
    
Exposing Nature's Secrets.
      
Ross's affinity with the beauty inherent in Australian Eucalypt Timbers started when he was growing up on a farm chopping up firewood. He observed the different colours, textures and densities within different types of eucalypts. Then his passion for Eucalypt timbers grew rapidly when his business started using some recycled hardwood to make furniture when they started to graduate from using soft timbers which back in the late eighties was mainly recycled Baltic and Hoop pine as well as Oregon..  
One of Ross's other earlier influences came from his late Grandmother's hobby of lapidary (the art of polishing stones).
'It was fascinating seeing a very ordinary looking stone go through the polishing process and being absolutely gob smacked when it came out. It was amazing to see the beautiful colours and patterns in what was once just an ordinary stone and this is very similar to what we do at Eclipse but with timber.
The exterior of most of the naturally felled tree's we use is often seen as being drab and uninteresting but once the timber is dressed and polished up, an amazing arrays of colour and intricate patterns appear. Each piece of timber is unique just like the stones that his grandmother used to polish up. "We aim to expose this beauty, turning a once discarded dead tree into a practical functional and high value item that can be used and admired for generations."
         
         
Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture's creations reveal the immense variations that are inherent in Australian hardwoods, many having lots of beautiful 'natural features' such as gum veins, sap pockets and many other very interesting things that makes the piece being created intrinsically individual.
Dining tables especially, become a fantastic showcase for these beautiful timbers and all their individual and unique characteristics. Finishing most dining tables the natural way with an oil obviously compliments the natural look in the wood.  In creating tables this way Ross recognises a connection with  the ancient Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi - the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature.   
Eclipse designs are underplayed and modest allowing the person browsing in the showroom to discover the undeclared beauty within each piece.  
Currently operating two showrooms in Wagga Wagga and Sydney. Eclipse has grown considerably since its establishment. delivering products to satisfied customers Australia wide; including but not excluded to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,  Adelaide, Darwin and the Gold Coast as well as many regional areas. For more information visit our FAQ's page.