Kendall Furniture Blog - behind the scenes blog on how the bar and kitchen stools are made. Manufacturing secrets on designing and developing quality swivel chairs and bar tables.

Black Magic

Alan Payne - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

One of our customer's ordered a couple of Tracey bar stools.

They were finished in a black vinyl and a  contrasting piping they looked magic.

The base is in a satin chrome and matches the vinyl very well.

I am still knocked out by the great colours our customers use and the combinations of the base and top.

Whats new in Bar Stools and Chairs & Tables

Alan Payne - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

After a break from blogging for some time its now time to update you on what has been happening at Kendall.

A major designer has been employed and you will hear and see more in time to come.

We customise to your needs.

The splitback range is getting its fair share of sales and some very different veneer's by Ventech are being selected. I am still using Livos oils to finish them.

I have started using Fenix laminate supplied by Arvic I think Fenix is one of the best laminates I've used a fantastic product.

Some more Harley bar table and bar stools are in production , in fitting the metal ring around the timber I used some wagon wheel tech.

We are about to commence an order for 100 mini vecchio bar stools for a club in Toorak and they have chosen a ghost bronze base which will come out very nice you will get pics when done.

Veneer Splitback bar stool backs ready for routing/shaping Veneer by Ventech.


Fenix Laminate by Arvic Laminates

HarleyDavidsonbartable's readyfor staining.

The Tracey retro stool

Alan Payne - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An older pic of the Tracey stool taken at the Numurka car show.

New bar stools

Alan Payne - Tuesday, March 01, 2016

It has been a while since my last post well with holidays and such just too busy.

Have completed a shinny copper finish on our bar stool bases and it has been recieved quite warmly.

I have manufactured a mini version of what we sold to the Coppersmith Hotel.

I am now working on putting timber legs on our chairs.


Industrial furniture look for Harley Davidson

Alan Payne - Thursday, September 17, 2015

The carousal stool in industrial finish 4 spoke larger tube , Mini Vechhio bar stool on gaslift non rotating foot ring , round bar table with metal band including 1 rectangular each table had an orange laminate stripe down the middle the orange is a Harley colour there was a few challenges. the timber was vic ash 32mm thick stained to match the floor boards.

Industrial furniture

Alan Payne - Monday, August 10, 2015

Couple of jobs on the go .

There is my copper plate bar stool I am now happy with what we can do with the copper look.

This table I am using for practise so I can do some tables for Peter Stevens Harley Davidson showroom

the tables will have a orange laminate stripe down the centre of them 50mm wide and will look quite good the finish will be the Industrial furniture look.

The Herd

Alan Payne - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It has been a while since my last post but I have been very busy I am working on new products.

I did loose a staff member just recently and it makes a difference to our workload however we do wish her well.

I displyed at  the Warrick show and It was well worth it they did a great job supporting Australian made furniture.

Here is a couple of pics of some cow hide and leather bar stools each are of what the customers had ordered.

From left to right "Industrial base tasman leather and cow hide" middle "chrome warrior leather cow hide" third 

"Copper finish tasman leather cow hide" these are Melbourne made  

The Sierra Chair

Alan Payne - Sunday, June 07, 2015

This is the Sierra chair it has a timber ply seat and welded metal bar back this design also come in bar stool version and counter top bar stool.

It is minimal in its appearance and doesnt crowd the room.

The counter lever design is from the 1920's and is still in fashion today and has a bit life in its feel.

warrick show product

Alan Payne - Saturday, May 30, 2015

A couple of pics of new product Australian made furniture you cant beat it.

The Sierra chair timber seats.

The Splitback bar stools .

I will be showing these in the Warrick furniture show and some others of course.



Alan Payne - Sunday, May 17, 2015

Well whats happening ?

There will be a furniture show on the 2nd and 3rd of June and Kendall will be showing.

The new splitback will be released.

A couple of products in fabric as one of Kendalls employee's was a taylor and has cut our paterns to suit fabric and some of our bar stools and chairs look great , some bold colours.

The market has been somewhat quiet but the trend is moving towards Australian made as they can be built to fit your needs and wants.

Staff change at Kendall where Anya will be leaving us and she will be surely missed what great input she had in the company from brochures to this fantastic web page including photography and such an inspiration to us all Im sure no matter what she does and where ever she goes it will be great.

Our Italian range is not completed and lesaving Italy.

Below is a pic of some industrial table we made for a business office.

The Charles dining chair in Fabric


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Kendall Furniture is a furniture manufacturer that specialises in chair and stool design including tables and benches.

We will work with you to achieve you or your client's needs with a matter of ease, using quality materials and skilled craftsmen.