Phil Griffiths was set to become a carpenter/joiner when he finished high school in Horsham Victoria, but was talked into becoming a Maths/Science teacher instead. Working with timber became a self-taught passion that has seen him renovate kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and craft many pieces of furniture…you name it, he’s made it.
He first entered Torimba Festival of the Forest (Ravenshoe) in 2007 and since then his work has won many awards. This culminated in 2015 when a cabinet made in the Shaker style won him grand champion.
He works mainly with northern silky oak and has also worked with many other timbers. He prefers to make furniture and likes Shaker and Arts & Crafts styles which combine functionality with aesthetic appeal.