Who owns and runs Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture?
Founder's and owners of Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture, Ross and Juilie
Triffitt, have over thirty years' experience in the furniture industry.
Adopting a 'boutique' approach to furniture production, Ross and Juilie
have aimed to provide customers with an individualistic and tailored
approach to furniture design and manufacturing.
Do you make everything you sell?
Just about all of the furniture is made by Eclipse except many of the
dining chairs we offer. All our furniture is made at our factory in Wagga
Wagga. Many of our dining chairs are bought in from other suppliers.
These days dining chairs are being made overseas in countries such as
China at very inexpensive prices and quite honestly we are not above
selling them. They really are excellent quality chairs that we can sell
at very reasonable prices such as, $275 for a chair with an upholstered
seat. We buy them in unstained and we match them specifically to the
table that they are going with and we do get to achieve a very good
match. Otherwise, we do make some chairs ourselves such as the Vella
chair and stool and we might expand on the designs we make down the
Why buy from Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture?
Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture has well over thirty years' experience in
furniture retail and over twenty years' experience in manufacturing
timber furniture. Over time Eclipse has re-invented itself and evolved to
suit the changing market. We have always considered ourselves to be
in the 'boutique' vein; outside the mainstream furniture industry. This
is a quality that we are extremely proud of and continue to embrace.
Eclipse employs nine craftsmen which have been dedicated to the business
for many years, having over 50 years combined experience in building and
finishing handcrafted furniture. Each craftsman has an eye for detail,
assessing the timber to suit the customers taste and then working with
the characteristics of each piece of timber to ensure its natural
features are the focus. Furthermore, Eclipse furniture is constructed
using a combination of traditional and modern techniques to ensure they
are enduring, functional and family friendly.
Point of Difference
Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture possesses a real point of difference;
exclusively using recycled and salvaged Australian Hardwood timbers.
Australia is blessed with the largest and most beautiful range of
hardwood timbers in the world. The timber Eclipse uses is either salvaged
from naturally fallen trees or recycled from old buildings. This gives
each piece from Eclipse its own signature and unique story to tell.
'Sourcing our timber this way means we have considerable variations
in appearance. Timber that has been sustainably harvested from large
logging forests possesses a consistency in colour and appearance. At
Eclipse, each piece of timber we use is unique and this adds to the
individuality of what we offer. Each piece of furniture we make is
matchless, possessing its own signature and conveying a little bit of the
Australian story. We think that is pretty special…'
Eclipse designs are minimalist with clean lines and balanced proportions.
Highlighting natural feature is a strong part of the 'Eclipse look', with
the design complimenting the beautiful timber rather than the other way
around. We leave the poetry in what we make.
Eclipse Dining Tables
Eclipse is well known for their stunning, natural looking and family
friendly timber dining tables. Eclipse dining tables are made
from the durable and hardwearing Australian eucalypt timber, making them
resilient to the wear and tear that comes with time and use. Combined
with their hardwearing oil and wax finish, a dining table from
Eclipse can be used to your hearts content.
We often get families who are concerned about marking or scratching
the table. We handcraft and finish our tables with that in mind. We aim
to ensure our customers can get the most out of our products. Our tables
will endure the everyday wear and tear. In 30 years' time your Eclipse
dining table won't be worn; it will be beautifully aged…'