Testimonials

Thanks for coming to us with not just a table, but a work of art.  She is beautiful!  By the way, we call her “Eileen” or “Big Red” after Eileen Bond, ex wife of Alan Bond!  We are soooo happy with the table, it’s similar to having a new child and we are going to have many wonderful times and meals with her.  Our thanks to you all and long may Brown Dog bark!

Tim and Linda Rybak, Bondi Beach

Thank you so much for our stunning Cirrus Dining Table. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product. We have already enjoyed sharing several meals around our beautiful dining table with our family and friends. Thank you for your patience and advice but mostly for creating such a gorgeous centrepiece for our home.

Kerry & Shane McGlynn, Ocean Grove

Just a short note to thank you for delivering such a beautiful piece of furniture to Apollo Bay for us. Have you ever seen that colorbond commercial where the man goes out to get his paper in his dressing gown and stands on his front lawn staring at his new roof with love in his eyes? It was a bit like that, every time we went down the street we’d look back and admire how beautiful the table looked. Thank you again.

Farrah and Steve Hodge, Apollo Bay

We couldn’t be happier with the whole process and outcome. Working with you, your advice, passion for your products and not settling for anything but a great outcome we knew we’d love the result. Also, the delivery guys were great too – keeping us up-to-date with arrival and taking great care in packaging and delivery + installation. We’ll be back for more beautiful pieces in the future!

Dave Nixon, Bangalow, NSW

We couldn’t be happier with our table! The finish of the brushed steel legs is amazing. Thank you for providing us with an outstanding customer experience.

Veronika and Alex Larkin, East Ryde

The Sabine Table was delivered last Thursday and I absolutely love it…..so simple but oh so stylish! My husband was extremely happy and impressed….”perfect” were his exact words. I love the Stringybark timber, such a warm appearance but also with character and a story to tell. I am delighted with my new piece and it has been a pleasure to liaise with yourself and David. Tamara you have made the process and final decision making very easy.

Lesley Taylor-Brown, Bardon

I cannot describe how thrilled I am with my new table! It fits my dining space perfectly, is complemented by its surroundings and has that lovely ( but sometimes elusive) combination of being both elegant, but also ‘character-filled’ (by virtue of the glorious aged timber). It was very nice to meet David ( ‘the maker’) and I felt very reassured to have him fit the table legs . . . as I knew they would be just right. Can’t wait to start entertaining on my new table – have friends coming for lunch tomorrow so that’s Day 1!

Margaret White, Sandy Bay

Many thanks indeed for the beautiful pieces of furniture that David delivered and installed yesterday, I am absolutely delighted with them.  When I walked into the living area this morning and saw them in place I felt this great wave of pleasure and satisfaction. My new home has embraced them and I look forward to many happy memories around this wonderful table with a history that spans greater than mine and hopefully will extend its life amongst those of my family lucky enough to inherit it … in due course, of course!

Stuart Evans, Drysdale

We are completely in love with our desk – thank you so much for creating such a beautiful, life-long piece for us. I keep taking detours to look at it when I’m moving around the apartment! It has completed the apartment which feels great and is now pride of place in our home. 

Sarah Feber, Alexandria

The table is absolutely beautiful – I just stand back and admire it!  The leg colour also perfectly complements my flooring and is was such a pleasure to meet David with the delivery. Thank you again.

Catherine Durr, MacMahon's Point 

Many thanks for our wonderful table. It is a most beautiful object and wonderfully crafted. The timber is full of interest and we couldn’t be happier!

Leonie and Mark Coleman, Yankalilla

We are delighted with our new table, it is a beautiful focal point in our new home. The whole process from choosing a timber, the finish and the style of legs was very enjoyable with David happy to discuss the pros and cons of all options. We didn’t feel pressured into a decision at any time and David’s offer to change the finish and style of legs if we didn’t like the end product was reassuring. When the table was delivered and assembled in our dining room, with a number of visitors watching on, it really was a thrill. The combination of light coloured reclaimed timber with medium grain was perfect for the setting, while the steel leg design and and finish were the right choice. We couldn’t be happier with our purchase.

Elaine Farrelly and Wayne Dawson, Woodend

Just wanted to let you both know we are loving our new table, not only does it look fantastic, it is so nice to sit around and enjoy. It’s just wonderful!

Marie Bird, Warrnambool , Warrnambool

The table has arrived and is absolutely everything we hoped for and more! Thanks so much for all your help.

Jean Morgan, Tamworth

We are absolutely thrilled with the table and the service we have received in ordering this. The table is just as it was described and fits our space perfectly.
We adore the timber and are really happy with the depth we chose. It is a statement piece for life!

Suzanne Deeming, Drummoyne

We’re absolutely delighted with the new table, it’s just perfect!

Sally Bateman, Caulfied East

David delivered the tables this evening and I’m absolutely delighted! Thank you so much for a great buying experience of 2 pieces of furniture that will last me for many many years to come.

Ruth Dimond, Balnarring Beach

We just love our Sabine Dining Table. Tamara and David are both so lovely and working with them was an absolute pleasure. Their knowledge of and passion for these superb pieces is extensive and you can see that in the finished product. We look forward to enjoying many years gathered around our beautiful dining table.

Alesha & Mark Hume, Plenty

Thank you Tamara and David for customising a Pirron Desk for us. We absolutely love its look and finish. I am sure we will get many years use from it.

Peter Apostolopoulos, Carlton North

I’m in love with the table. Seriously. Jim is very amused. I have sent photos to son, interior designer and a friend and response has been great, wonderful and stunning. Thank you.

Mary Barber, Willowmavin

I just wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with our Sabine Side Table. The timber is beautiful, just what we were hoping for. The table is like a piece of art in our entrance and could easily stand alone with nothing on it, but I have really enjoyed decorating it, minimally at least! Thanks again for an exquisite piece of furniture.

Susan Corben, Parkdale

The table looks better than we anticipated and we had high expectations! The colouring and scale suits the room perfectly. If you want to show any prospective buyers an example of the finished product we are happy to invite them in. We will have huge pleasure gathering around this beauty.

Vicki & Ross Hutchins, Carlton

The desk looks fantastic as the centre piece of my home office. It is a pleasure to work at a desk of such quality.

Ian Craigmile, Footscray

We are very pleased with the table and thank you for all your help and detailed answers to my long list of questions. We will definitely be recommending Brown Dog to others.

Sarah De Nicolo, Essendon

We absolutely love the table and bench seat, they’re exactly what we were after. Thank you.

Brad and Susan Enright, Bentleigh East

We are thrilled with our “French Oak” tables! They look lovely in our new home and I especially love the coffee table with the unique red wine markings!
Thank you so much Tamara for your help in helping me choose these three items.

Coral Smith, Drouin

Thanks so much for your understanding and great service regarding the delivery. We are very pleased with the beautiful table which is an amazing piece to look at through the back bifold door. I am also sure it will be wonderful for our entertaining through the warmer months (which is nearly all year round in Sydney).

Rachel Skinner, Alexandria

My table is amazing! Very very happy. It has been a pleasure dealing with Tamara and David. Thank you.

Maria Fanti, Niddrie

I have been thoroughly enjoying my new table.  I feel great every time I walk into the room, and even better when I sit at it.  Friends have loved it and it makes a huge difference to the ambience of my lounge/dining area.

Joan Miritis, North Balwyn

Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we are with the Eyre table, it’s very beautiful and goes well in its setting. We are also very happy (& relieved !) that we managed to choose just the right colour for the legs. The table now rests on a custom made rug and everything blends perfectly. Thank you for your help with our purchase and thanks to David and the team for their help in relocating our old table. Rest assured if any of our friends need a table, we can and will recommend Brown Dog.

Brett & Janet Fleming, Beaumaris

We’re overjoyed with this beautiful Blackwood table. We have welcomed her into a home like a person. Strange thing to say but when I look at the table I imagine it as it once was – a tree in the Otways, and it transports me there and at the same time brings nature into our home and piece of mind knowing it was reclaimed wood. Thank you.

Sousana Topalides, Maidstone

The table arrived today – it is beautiful THANK YOU! So soft and light – really uplifts anything I put it next to. Now I have to keep it out of reach of my grubby children! But I don’t want to put it out of reach!!! Seriously, we couldn’t be happier with it.

Nancy Peacock, Red Hill, Brisbane

I soooo love my tables … All three. The latest deliveries are fantastic with my husband as enthused as I am!

Andrea Paulsen, Hawthorn

We absolutely love the table. It is really an amazing piece that we will adore sitting around for many, many years.

Guy and Kim Abrahams, Richmond

The moment we walked into the Brown Dog Furniture North Melbourne showroom we felt right at home. David’s personable approach to understanding that you are selecting a piece of custom furniture not just for now but for many years to come cannot be understated. His guidance, advice and continual open channels of communication provide confidence and comfort throughout the buying process. The team at Brown Dog provide fantastic support seeing the project from the initial timber selection right through to the delivery and assembly. They take pride in what they do, who they are and the gems of custom furniture they produce. If you are finding it difficult to find signature, standout pieces you needn’t look further.
Congratulations to David, Tamara and the rest of the crew at BDF. We can’t wait for you to produce our next piece!

Glenn and Lyn Round, Keilor East

I love the table – it’s the perfect size for the space and is the centrepiece of my apartment. All my friends are asking me for photos as I have been talking about it so much! Many thanks to David also for assembling it to suit my seating arrangement.

Lauren Miller, Maidstone

We are enjoying the table very much and it immediately became the feature of the store we had hoped for. It is an exquisite combination of striking contemporary design with the warmth, integrity and sentiment of recycled timber.

Leandra Micallef, Ziggurat, Melbourne

Thank-you for our fantastic table, it is absolutely fabulous, love love love it. I can’t wait to show Paul when he gets home.
I’m looking forward to our first meal tonight using the table and to many family celebrations on such a wonderful piece of furniture.

Claire Fisher, Prahran East

I absolutely LOVE the stools – they look fantastic and work perfectly in the space. I took a quick snap of them to send to some friends (attached) which I thought you might like. They really are great, the height is perfect for my bench tops and the seat size along with height of the cross bar make them really comfortable to sit on.

Katie James, East Brunswick

I love my new table thank you and it has been much admired by my friends in recent days. I look forward to hosting many functions in my winter garden at which the table will be the star! I was also very happy with the service I have received from Brown Dog, from my first visit to the showroom to the final delivery and installation. It has been a pleasure to deal with a company who put customer service high on their list of priorities and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is looking for a similar product. I particularly appreciated the phone calls on delivery day informing me of the delay due to heavy traffic conditions.

Linda Herd, South Yarra

Thanks again for such a beautiful product. I am incredibly happy with it. Worth every cent!

Kimberley Rutgers, Ascot Vale

Thanks so much Tamara, and to David for installing the table today. It looks fabulous and will work wonderfully serving its new job as the “heart” of our home. Thank you for your help in the process, you and David make such beautiful furniture, we feel very privileged to own a piece.

Kate Frencham, Northcote

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about the stools. They look amazing and are a perfect fit for our kitchen bench. Thank you so much for all of your assistance. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you from start to finish. Your professionalism and attention have been such a breath of fresh air – as you might be able to tell, I’m slightly jaded by dealing with too many businesses who seem to pay no regard to their customers. Brown Dog Furniture is on entirely the other end of that spectrum.

Emma Cornwall, Elsternwick

From the moment I saw an image of your Sabine table to the moment it transformed our kitchen, I was delighted by the service, efficiency, level of care, artistry and design savvy of Brown Dog Furniture. What a wonderful contrast to the mass production so readily available across the country. Instead of a faceless product made from imported timbers, designed to disintegrate ready for a new order in a short time, we had David hand deliver the most spectacular reclaimed wood built into a striking table which will be enjoyed by our children’s children. Prior to that point, Tamara had patiently offered options and gentle advice that reflected a refreshing understanding of her buyers and product. Many, many thanks. The table has made a very simple room quite striking.

Tosca & Hayden, Airey’s Inlet

Love the table, beautifully crafted. Turned out exactly as I would have hoped. Thank you very much. Very happy doing business with you and happy to recommend Brown Dog Furniture to anyone. Thanks again.

Brendon Goddard, Brighton

Words really don’t explain how much I love my new table and bench seat. They are beautiful, better than I hoped for actually and all round, from purchase to delivery, it has been a great experience. You guys deserve heaps of praise for your product and your service.

Stephen Boxshall, St Kilda East

We are delighted with the table. It is perfect and has been much admired already, so thank you very much for your professional delivery of service and goods. I have been happily recommending your company as it has met all my expectations which were very high.

Karen Vesey, Elsternwick

Thank you very much for your time and advice in helping me select my Eyre Dining Table. The French Oak is stunning and I could not be happier with the finished product.

Kate Baddock, Seaforth, Sydney

I’m very grateful for the fabulous service you’ve offered me – it has been a pleasure dealing with you and others at Brown Dog, and I am singing your praises to my friends.

The table is now heart of the house. I’ve reupholstered 4 old Parker 60s chairs that go very well with it (more chairs on the way). Getting up in the early morning and seeing the sun shine in on the table top is a real treat – and we’ve had what now seems like many memorable meals around it. So it has been a celebrated choice, and makes the dining room space special.

Alison Larkins, Canberra

When we came across The Sabine, from The Brown Dog Furniture Company, we knew we’d found it. We had high expectations for our custom made table and bench seats, and the team at Brown Dog didn’t disappoint. It’s definitely a ‘forever piece’. Not only are we delighted with the product, but the service, follow up, care and attention from Tamara and David was exceptional.

Kevin Moreland, Stradbroke Island

Thank you so much for our tables, it is great to see them in our home and admire their beautiful lines. The leg colour is just as we had hoped and the timber is beautiful.

Catherine and Bruce Jenkins, Strathmore

Our Eyre dining table is fantastic. The colours in the ex-wine vat oak are amazing, the red legs look perfect in our dining room and friends we’ve had over all love it. Thanks again.

Mike and Carrie Stanford, Crows Nest

We love our table! It’s really beautiful and some people have asked already where it’s from and I’ve passed on your details.
The service you provided was spot on. Thanks heaps and we hope to see you some time in Spotswood.

Toula Ploumidis, Candied Bakery, Spotswood

We are delighted with the table. The table top is stunning with plenty of colour and texture. We had been looking for something unique for quite a while and nothing we saw had excited us. Your design has managed to perfect a balance of classic, rustic and industrial and we look forward to breaking it in with the first of many dinner parties.

Gareth & Rebecca Soden, Brisbane

Just to let you know the Eyre dining table arrived last week and we are thrilled with the end result. The wine markings along with the minimalist approach to milling, ensures the authenticity of the final product that looks superb. The table also works extremely well with the brushed steel legs and fits in well with our decor. We are more than pleased with the end product that confirms our trust in your workmanship. It will certainly be a talking piece with our family and friends when they join us here in the Margaret River Region. I suspect it will end up with a few more red wine stains over the coming years.

Wayne & Jill McGriskin, Yallingup, Western Australia

We have now had our table and bench for two weeks and I have to say that we love them to bits! Breakfast and evening meals are quickly becoming our favourite times of the day and we find ourselves lingering over them like never before. The old world (wood) meets new world (steel) is a truly unique combination and compliments our new apartment to a tee. Also a special thanks for putting up with various oohing and aahing with the colours and being so patient throughout the process. The icing on the cake was to have David personally assemble the table and bench, even with our dog chewing his pencil in the meantime. We owe you one! Thanks again, we will warmly recommend you to friends and family.

Riia Jaakkola & Mark Hudson, Richmond

I’m very glad I happened upon your story in the paper or I may never had heard of Brown Dog Furniture. I’d been hunting around for a while so it was such a surprise to see exactly what I’d been looking for right there on the page … even the colour I wanted! The tables are just as I’d hoped and look fantastic in situ with all the lovely colours absorbed from their former life. The flame red legs are great and are my favourites but the charcoal ones are good too. I’m sure we’ll have many great times around them. Thanks and all the best for you and the company.

Ksenija Perkich, Bellevue Hill, Sydney

We are incredibly pleased with our Brown Dog dining table. David was a pleasure to deal with and was more than accommodating in meeting with us and showing us through the various options. We love the unique style of our table and the history behind it. It is a show piece in our home.

Justin Jamieson, North Fitzroy

We wanted a dining table that was cleverly designed, well made and yet allowed the timber to speak for itself. Brown Dog Furniture’s combination of richly coloured ironbark with satin stainless steel brings out the best in each material, with dimensions that reflect a solid piece of furniture that is here to stay and yet contemporary at the same time. The finish is silky smooth but the signs of the timber’s previous life and natural features have been embraced. Our family and friends will gather around this table for many years to come, quite possibly beyond our lifetimes.

Leeston & Stuart McNab, Adelaide

It is a stunning table. The wine markings in the French Oak are really spectacular and the leg finish ties in beautifully. It is just what we had envisaged. The movers also did an excellent job and it arrived in perfect condition.

Bruce & Jan Cleland, Adelaide

After searching high and low for the perfect communal table for our cafe, we came across the Sabine range by Brown Dog Furniture. Having dealt with a few high-end stores, we were surprised and delighted at the personal, attentive and genuine care and service provided by Brown Dog. No job / query was too hard and the ability to customise our table made things very easy! In the end, the final product surpassed expectations and is absolutely stunning — a real statement piece. Thank you!

Nedim & Majda Rahmanovic, Twenty & Six Café, North Melbourne

We saw the Sabine Side Table in the window of The Brown Dog Furniture Company’s North Melbourne store and fell in love with it. Tamara and David were responsive to our enquiries and a pleasure to deal with. The recycled wood and quirky design make this a unique piece. We will treasure it for years to come

Pauline & David, North Melbourne

I am very pleased with the table and the kids love it too. As my indecision on colour and size was evident I was particularly pleased with your versatility, changing both without bother at time of delivery. Thank you.

Simon Hansford, Black Rock

This range of tables from Brown Dog display all the qualities of an iconic design, so well thought out with attention to detail very evident. The sleek steel legs show off a contemporary, clean, minimalist feel, combined with a timber top of beautiful imperfections — the perfect balance. Each of the Brown Dog pieces will bring warmth and strong design to any space.

Alexandra Ponting, Interior Designer, AP Design House, 15 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, Brisbane

Many people have commented on the table (Sabine side table) at the entrance. Everybody seems to love the shape of those legs.

Tony Owczarek, Collingwood

We absolutely love the table, and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The materials are unique, and have been put together with great skill and craftsmanship. Thanks again.

Hayden Baker, Redfern

I really appreciate your concept of recycling historic timbers to create modern furniture, especially the beautiful contrast you have created of old against new. It’s rare in today’s world of offshore manufacture to have finely crafted individual pieces available. The piece I purchased is a lovely addition to my home and comes with such an iconic Australian provenance of the very old reclaimed winery barrels.

Shane Gardiner, Malvern

I searched far and wide for a piece of furniture that was both original in its design approach and sustainable. The Sabine side table is made with true craftsmanship, something that is rare these days. It is truly something to admire.

April Simpson, Brisbane

Stylish, streamlined, highly useable, durable and moveable, – Brown Dog Furniture, we thank you.

J&Y, West Melbourne

Thank you so much for two wonderful pieces of furniture; a desk and a bench seat. The delicate blend of old (recycled timber) and new (colourful metal legs carefully crafted to be functional as well as beautiful) really works in our apartment. Your attention to detail has not gone unnoticed. I expressed an interest in the bench seat on display in North Melbourne, so when you delivered the desk you brought the bench along too so I could see if it worked in the space.
And of course, it did. I needed it for a party in less than two weeks time and you managed to work around that obstacle too. The party was a huge success and we managed to seat four people comfortably. Thanks again for spectacular service and a beautiful product.

Susanna Castello, North Melbourne

We just happened to see a Brown Dog Furniture in an Age weekend magazine that led us to their website and the Sabine dining table just jumped out at us! It was the attraction of a table top of old wine vat French oak, the striking orange steel legs and the mention of the chocolate Labrador as emblematic of Brown Dog Furniture’s design philosophy that had us thinking it might be the table we had been looking for! This led to a visit to David and Tamara’s show room, an effortless process to choose how the table would look and then the final “unveiling” in our home of the incredibly beautiful and extremely well crafted Sabine dining table. Just can’t help admiring it as we walk past it, eat off it, read at it, gather around it……..Thanks David and Tamara!

David and Vanessa Jones, Northcote

I love the table and so does the rest of the family! The table was immediately easy to live with…exactly the right size and the wood grain is beautiful to touch. Thank you so much for really helpful advice about colour combinations. It all works well. I also appreciated David and yourself coming to the house and personally adjusting the table to suit our chairs – great service!

Glynda Kinsella, Ivanhoe

We couldn’t be happier with the table. It turned out even better than we had hoped! A wonderful birthday present that will be enjoyed every day for many years to come. Also appreciated your attention to detail and focus on customer service. Little things like offering to change legs after installation really makes a difference – and gave us the confidence to take a punt on the brilliant yellow legs!
Thanks again

Paul and Lia, South Kingsville

We are absolutely thrilled with the finished piece, it compliments our dining space beautifully, we adore the history and character of the reclaimed timber blended with the modern powder coated legs, we are so glad we went with the French Blue! We just had our house warming and our new table was the centre of the evening, extracting many comments and conversation about the history of the French Oak and design. We are looking forward to having many more lovely evenings around it.

Sherridan and Garry Jones, Mentone

Thank you Tamara and David for delivering the table last week. We are absolutely in love with it. Each time we walk into the room, we make a comment to each other ‘gee that’s such a great table’, ‘I’m so glad we spent the money on that’, ‘look at the colours and texture coming through’ etc. etc. It is beautifully crafted and well made, we thinks it’s just divine. So again, thanks for dropping it off, fitting the legs perfectly for the chairs and for your lovely customer service. It’s been a pleasure dealing with you.

Kristie and Oliver Jarman, Sunshine

Thank you Tamara and your team for our beautiful Addis Table! From the moment we saw it we knew it would be perfect for our home. I really appreciated your advice on leg colour and your customer service was amazing! Most of all I love the warm character in the timber, the history of the French Oak, mixed with the funky modern steel legs. Look forward to dealing with Brown Dog furniture again soon!

Greg Uffelmann, West Footscray