Services

Customise one of our bestselling furniture designs, personalise your IKEA project with our kit of parts, or engage us to create stunning bespoke joinery for your residential, retail or commercial space.

CUSTOM FURNITURE

Adapt our designs or commission a unique one-off piece, made locally in our Marrickville workshop.

How can we help?

The services we offer are designed to cater to all types of projects across Australia.

No two projects are ever alike. We have created design services to match the scale of your project, allowing you to keep things simple with a quick modification to an existing design from our catalogue, or deep dive into a bespoke joinery project from conception through to installation.

While we are a Sydney-based company, our furniture ships across Australia, creating accessible custom furniture to you no matter where you are. We have also added an IKEA Hack service for joinery projects outside of our serviceable area so that we can offer our materials and designs to interstate clients looking at built-in joinery.

Plywood is a distinct focus of many So Watt designs. We choose to work with this strong and modern material, offering numerous timber species and finishes to suit each project.

PLYWOOD JOINERY

Premium built-in plywood joinery for commercial, residential or retail spaces.

IKEA HACK

Premium built-in plywood joinery for commercial, residential or retail spaces.

Project Concierge

Benefit from one contact throughout the duration of your project, and enjoy learning from their expertise while you are guided towards the best solutions for your project.

All work includes thorough consultation available across a range of formats, along with original manufacture drawings and physcial samples, for private as well as commercial clients. We manufacture all our work on-site at our workshop in Marrickville, Sydney.

We invite you to contact our team to discuss the best way to begin.

Why Plywood

Most joinery companies in Australia work solely with MDF or particleboard, which are easy and cheap to work with, but not ideal in terms of tactile enjoyment, waste management or impact on worker health.

As of January 2023 we will only be offering Australian made plywood options acorss all our projects, as part of our commitment in Australian manufacturing. By introducing multiple timber species we hope to spread our purchasing across multiple timbermills for considered supply chains that have minimal impact.

We know plywood. We know which species and grades are right for each application, and how to cut and treat the panels to ensure they remain straight and true.

We believe in bringing healthy materials into a home and avoiding imitation options wherever possible.

Learn more about how our plywood is workshopped to ensure lasting results. Read more

Our Process

Led by owners and industrial designers Jonathan and Sophie Biet, the So Watt team of creatives and makers are an enthusiastic bunch and love to see your pieces come to life, often delivering to a local clients so we can meet you and see the piece in it's final home.

See your project come to life with our CAD drawings; browse materials and finish samples at the So Watt showroom in Camperdown NSW; and receive frequent updates on progress.

Book a time to talk with us about your project here

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So Watt is proud to offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Whether you're looking to customise one of our bestselling furniture designs, personalise an IKEA project with our kit of parts, or engage us to create stunning bespoke joinery for your residential, retail, or commercial space, we have the expertise and creativity to bring your vision to life. Learn more about our focus on accessible and sustainable Australian design here.

Our custom joinery and custom furniture services are designed to provide you with the flexibility and freedom to create spaces that reflect your unique style and personality. From custom-built cabinetry and shelving units to bespoke tables, chairs, and storage solutions, we offer a wide range of options to suit every space and aesthetic. Whether you're looking for a statement piece to bring your living room to life, or a functional storage solution to enhance the usability of your kitchen, our team of experienced designers can work with you to develop custom joinery and furniture designs that are both beautiful and functional.

In addition to our custom joinery and furniture offerings, we also specialise in IKEA Hacks, offering creative solutions to transform off-the-shelf IKEA Metod cabinets into unique pieces that reflect your individual style. Select from our range of sustainable materials for doors, drawer fronts, cover panels and benchtops to click on to IKEA Metod cabinets, or commission a custom shelving concept to fit alongside your existing IKEA joinery.

Our IKEA Hacks are not only a cost-effective way to customise your furniture but also a sustainable choice that reduces waste by repurposing existing materials. By combining our expertise in custom joinery and furniture design with the affordability and accessibility of IKEA products, we can create one-of-a-kind pieces that are both stylish and environmentally friendly.

The team at So Watt understand that every project is unique, which is why we offer thorough consultation services available across a range of formats to ensure that we fully understand your needs and objectives. Whether you prefer to meet in person at our purpose built Marrickville showroom, over the phone, or via video conference, our team is dedicated to providing you with personalised attention and guidance every step of the way.

As part of our commitment to delivering exceptional service and craftsmanship, we provide original manufacture drawings and physical samples for materials, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the final product before it goes into production. Whether you're a private homeowner or a commercial client, we believe in transparency and communication throughout the design and manufacturing process.

All of our work is manufactured on-site at our workshop in Marrickville, Sydney, allowing us to maintain complete control over the quality and craftsmanship of every piece we produce. From sourcing materials to final assembly, our team of skilled craftsmen ensures that each project is completed to the highest standards of excellence.

So Watt is your go-to destination for custom joinery, custom furniture, and IKEA Hacks that allow you to create spaces that are as unique as you are. With our comprehensive range of services, thorough consultation process, and commitment to quality craftsmanship, we're proud to be the preferred choice for clients seeking bespoke solutions that exceed their expectations. Contact us today to discuss your project requirements and discover how So Watt can bring your vision to life. Book a showroom appointment or get in touch with our team here.

FAQs

Q: Is plywood better than other joinery products, such as solid timber or particleboard?
Plywood is sustainable, flexible and durable. By contrast, solid timber can be much more expensive, while particleboard often uses compounds that are not great for your health or our planet. Plywood uses gentle compounds and beautiful timbers in a way that minimises waste, lowering its eco footprint substantially. Read Part I of our plywood series to learn more.

Q: What other materials do you work with?
We often find solid timber dowel to be a great pairing with plywood, and are looking at introducing other exciting sustainable materials such as post-consumer plastics in 2023. We also laminate our ply with brass, copper and laminate. We do not use MDF.

Q: What do you use to seal and finish your plywood furniture?
All our finishes are low VOC and are either water-based or a wax based finish, depending on the requirements for each specific project. Our finishes are applied by our finishing team who bring 25 years experience in professional furniture painting.

Q: What’s the difference between furniture and joinery?
Furniture is a loose item that can be physically picked up and moved around a space. Joinery is fixed cabinetry that becomes part of the building, such as kitchen cabinets, shelving and wardrobes.

Q: What’s the difference between customising and commissioning furniture?
Customising is when you make minor changes to one of our existing designs (already prototyped, tested and with all components accounted for). Commissioning is when you ask us to develop, design and build a new concept

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