Glencross Furniture

Motivated by the family history of his great-great-grandfather Charles Glencross: a coach builder; Julian Glencross McCartney adopted his middle name as the moniker for his business.
Glencross Furniture operates independently from its Melbourne-based workshop, specialising in high quality custom made timber furniture and design objects.
The design styles are varied, inspired by the ever-changing functional and aesthetic elements of residential, commercial and natural environments. Key to his work is a keen eye for proportion & detail, and a carefully considered understanding of materials. The result is a handcrafted, tactile finish.
Glencross Furniture offers customised variations on its own designs, or bespoke design that will bring unique ideas to fruition.
While working predominantly in solid timbers; materials such as steel, glass, leather and fabric upholstery will be considered for prospective commissions.

Julian is a qualified furniture & cabinet maker.
He completed a formal trade apprenticeship under the tutelage of Robert Brown in his Toorak workshop, specialising in antique furniture reproduction and restoration. This involved intensive training in the use of traditional cabinetmaking hand tools & techniques, a deep appreciation of woodworking materials & design, and finishing methods including French polishing.
Moving away from the antique sector in late 2012, Julian acquired a shared workshop space in Collingwood to develop his own contemporary furniture design and production services, whilst also acquiring new skills in the innovative workshop of local design stalwarts: Tait.