What types of standard furniture do you make?
A: boyandgirlco’s standard range includes all types of tables—coffee tables, dining tables and side tables—desks, light boxes and bookcases. It also includes urban planter boxes, which hang on your fence or balcony, and vertical planter boxes.
What custom pieces to you make?
A. We design custom pieces to suit any style and size of space. So far, we’ve created beds, storage units, bookshelves, kitchen island benches, outdoor settings and more.
What commercial work do you handle?
A. With commercial work, we’ve designed and installed signage, communal eating tables, café tables, large office desks and beautiful hardwood pallet feature walls.
We’ve completed work for cafés and offices all over Canberra, most recently a cafe in Weston, ACT, which included a hardwood multi-layered counter, stone work, a feature wall, retail display shelving and tables.
How long does it take to make a piece?
A: It depends on the size and complexity of the piece. You can count on standards pieces being available in 2 to 3 weeks and a custom piece in about 4 weeks. No more waiting and waiting for months and months to enjoy your furniture.
How much does it cost to make a piece?
A: Standard pieces have set prices. We quote on custom pieces based on what you want, including any specifications and budget you have in mind. We offer free consultations and local delivery.
What does boyandgirlco mean by 'sustainable'?
A: Sustainable means long-lasting, but for boyandgirlco it also means sustaining our environment … the world we live in. That’s why we make new from old. Beautiful pieces from discarded material. Something from nothing. Transform old into gold.
While we mostly use discarded wooden pallets to create pieces, we also upcycle furniture and other items destined to be forgotten or tossed in landfill, including glass bottles, suitcases, wardrobes and couches. Its base is made out of discarded stereo speakers (come see it).
Boyandgirlco always aim to inject new life and maximise potential.
How do you work with pallets?
A. We pull them all apart with our bare hands, getting lots of splinters and blisters along the way. It’s time consuming and hard, but rewarding work. We de-nail the pallets and minimise waste by using all pieces from the pallets—large, small, regular, irregular.
We use most of the nails from the original pallet too. So, in effect, we don’t buy a lot new.
How do I maintain my boyandgirlco furniture?
A. Maintaining your boyandgirlco furniture is easy.
For indoor pieces, just wax about twice a year with furniture wax you can buy from any hardware store. It should only take a few minutes.
For outdoor pieces, use a water-based sealer about once a year to keep your piece looking great.
Do you provide free quotes?
A. Yes, just get in touch by email or call to set up an appointment. We’re happy to come to you or you can come visit us at our consultation space.
What about after-sales service?
A. You can guarantee that we’ll check in with you to see how you’re getting along with your new furniture and answer any questions you might have. We’re only a phone call or email away if you need us and will help where we can. Our warranty is that we'll be here if you ever have any questions with your pieces. You're not just a number. You're one of the family so drop us a line if ever you have any problems with you piece and we'll do our best to help out.
How much is delivery and shipping?
It’s free in Canberra and to Queanbeyan. We deliver to Sydney once a month, for a fee that is structured depending on the delivery address, the number of pieces being delivered and their size.