The beginning of Vinyl


Let’s take a step back in time, to a time that was much simpler. 1948, welcome to the world’s first LP (Long Play) Record. Created by Peter Goldmark, this vinyl record had a capacity of around 21 minutes per side. The vinyl was 12 inches wide and played at a speed of 33 ⅓ RPM.The […]

Record Player Cabinets – Storing your Vinyl and Equipment Safely

Record Player Cabinets – Storing your Vinyl and Equipment Safely Everyone loves vinyl. It’s so much greater than digital music. Every record is a piece of art. It’s something that you can touch and feel. Each cover has its own artwork. Each album has its own sleeve art. And it sounds better than an MP3. […]

American White Ash and its purpose in custom timber furniture

American White Ash and its purpose in custom timber furniture At Kithe we are a Melbourne-based 100% Australian made timber furniture producer. We regularly use American White Ash when making custom furniture and dining tables. American White Ash or Fraxinus Americana is a North American native hardwood ash. It is a dense hardwood and appears anywhere […]

Are you renovating your bathroom?

Are you renovating your bathroom? Sometimes it can be difficult to visualise exactly what you want particularly when it comes to vanities. This is where Kithe can come in. We have a wealth of experience in hand making unique vanities to suit every bathroom and all tastes. We use our expertise to craft truly unique […]

5 tips for recycling in the household

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle At Kithe we use recycled timber as well as sustainably sourced timber as we love its look and feel; with many of our pieces we feel that doing this adds to the story, character and authenticity of our products.  The thought of perfectly good material going to the landfill is just horrifying to us, and […]

Our Top Six Indoor Plants To Show Off Your Furniture

This article is all about helping you to choose the right indoor plant for you and your home. We’ve picked out six of our own personal favourites, each with their own advantages to help you come to the right conclusion.Without further ado, let’s have a look at these plants! Zanzibar Zamioculcas Zamifolia, or the Zanzibar […]

Sustainable Forestry and IKEA

Sustainable Forestry and IKEA When you think of Ikea what springs to mind? Yellow and blue? Meatballs? Getting stuck in a one-way system in a furniture store? I bet it’s one of the three; moreover, I bet sustainable forestry doesn’t even enter your thinking! Well, Ikea are really into sustainable forestry; it’s incredibly important to them. […]

The birth of the Oscar Chair

You’ve just designed and made the Oscar Chair, tell us about it… Stu from Kithe has been designing and prototyping our first chair over the past few months. With the Oscar, we set out to make a piece that will stand the test of time: a well-made, aesthetically pleasing and comfortable dining chair. I’m very happy […]

Why Not Buy Disposable Furniture?

Disposable Furniture, we get it. It looks ok, the price is right, and filling up your entire home with designer furniture isn’t cheap. So, why not succumb to convenience and kit-out the whole house from your local Scandinavian behemoth? Well for starters, a room full of LACK and VÖID looks like what it is: a […]

Do I Need a Dining Table in the modern age?

Conventions have shifted dramatically in our current age, particularly for those of us living in inner-urban environments which begs the question, Do I Need a Dining Table in the modern age? Many aspects of our home lives are changing: Whether it’s working with limited space, the amount of time we have to spend with our […]

Timber Profile: Tasmanian Blackwood

Although often called Tasmanian Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon), this timber can be found from the Adelaide Hills to the Atherton Tablelands. Blackwood is one of our favourite timbers: It’s a native, great to work with, has excellent strength and stability and looks exceptional in any space. It’s a part of the wattle family and grows so prolifically that in […]