"We are very happy to recommend John Streater as an exceptional designer/ builder of fine furniture.
Four things, in particular impressed us about John and led us to commission a beautiful dining table. These were his obvious passion for fine furniture design and material selection;
his desire that each piece be unique and be designed to suit our needs;
his innovative approach to contruction and the precision of his workmanship; and his generous after sales service.
John's wife Pam is "part of the furniture" of the family business and like John she is a delight to work with."
Joelle and Peter Larsen
Cape Lodge, Yallingup
"It is amazing to appreciate how a new piece of furniture like a dinning room can transform not only a room but a whole house and how the family live together. Our new dinning room table has done just that. Not only is it a thing of beauty that I'm sure will out live us all, we find that our family and friends are using the dinning room table more for all manner of meals. Our old dinning table was not much more than a dumping ground. We have now renovated our kitchen to take out a breakfast bar as it is really no longer needed as the dinning room table is much more appreciated. "
"We are delighted with our new board table. As this is the second table manufactured by you for us, we already had an expectation as to quality and style; but the scale of our new table is significantly greater than the previous one and more complicated to assemble.
However, everything is perfect. You have matched the grain in the slabs perfectly and finished the surface in a style that accentuates the true character of the timber. It is truly a work of art, and we are grateful to have it in our custody."
Macquarie Street Sydney
We approached you for a special designed table. The outcome was exactly what we wanted. Great craftsmanship resulting in a beautiful object which gets the admiration of everyone who sees it.
Thank you for the great work!
John is an artist of international quality more than furniture maker. He is an ideal choice for commissioning a once-in-a-lifetime piece. We commissioned John to design and create a large display cabinet for fine china, glassware, and glass art. We spent ten years off and on trying to find a cabinet we loved. Then we travelled 4,000 kilometres, saw Johns work, and spoke with this passionate artist. We felt our dream was safe in the hands of a master of his craft; each of you listens and understands the other and sees the passion and creativity. John kept us informed through the design process which included a full scale mock up. The design is unique, simultaneously simple and yet, to our eyes, blending classical and modernistic, senses of strength from European rectangular form and delicacy of Oriental slimness and curve, large glass areas and exquisitely textured Fiddle Back Jarrah, all united with impeccable symmetry and balance. John personal initiative and creativity included deciding to utilise, and unobtrusively incorporate, LED lighting something we have not seen before in such a piece. We own other fine furniture including work by another maker of international renown, but the fineness of this piece clearly stands out. This week we were visited by a wood artist of 30 years experience. His calmly expressed and informed verdict: its the best example Ive ever seen.