Brisbane local Jordan Emlyn-Jones was not planning to open a timber workshop.
After finishing school on Brisbane’s Northside he moved to New York and found work as a bartender.
“Weekends were always crammed with work, but I found I had a lot of spare time during the week,” says Jordan. “I found myself working with wood out in Brooklyn and loving it. I found my passion.”
When Jordan returned to Brisbane, he set up Acorn & Oak, a one-man timber workshop, where he crafts custom pieces of furniture for local clients.
“I enjoy waking up every morning and having the ability to go into my shop and simply create,” says Jordan. “It’s a great feeling to watch something manifest from nothing, knowing it was at your hands.”
Brisbane locals enjoy entertaining, and custom dining tables are fast becoming the most in-demand item at Acorn & Oak.
“Dining tables are becoming more requested,” says Jordan. “Which is music to my ears as tables are my favourite item to create!”