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Wayne Mavin is a Sydney-based craftsman who,
over the past 20 years, has specialised in traditional joinery, stairbuilding and handrailing.

Wayne’s objective is to use traditional methods and quality
timber to create hand crafted works of the highest standards

He works for private clients, builders and architects in the
Sydney area and interstate on request.

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About Wayne –


Wayne started his career in 1989 on the mid-north coast of New South Wales with an apprenticeship in a small joinery shop.

For more than five years, he worked for the well-respected Sydney firm Fewings Joinery, building joinery and cabinetry. Always having had an interest in stairbuilding and handrailing, he worked for AW Tod Stair & Joinery refining this craft over a similar period of time.

He draws inspiration from numerous craftsmen, some favourites being Edward Barnsley, Alan Peters, George Ellis and John Harrison as well as the unadorned simplicity of the works from Shaker communities in the United States.

Wayne has established a small workshop in

Hornsby, where he uses traditional craft-based methods.

His craftsmanship is not limited to joinery alone, but extends to any demanding project, having the ability to research a complex project and the skills to carry it out

Notable commissions have included a six flight geometric stair and handrail, a quadripartite vaulted ceiling in an entry foyer, relaying of antique French floors, solid American maple library in shaker style, and a reproduction Victorian stair with half-space winders and helical v-joint soffit lining.

Services –

Wayne provides a comprehensive service for the design, restoration and crafting of –
  • Cabinetry
  • Stairbuilding
  • Handrailing
  • Veneer work
  • Glazing
  • Church work
  • Wooden objects

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Useful Links –

Building / Carpentry

Ed Coppo
0407 106 331

Quality Hand Tools

Harold and Saxon Chisel
& Tool Company

Trent Prowrie
0407 773 899
02 6729 0055

Vesper Tools
Chris Vesper
0400 062 656
03 5977 8901

HNT Gorden
Classic Plane Makers

Terry Gordon
02 6628 7222


Sovereign Slating Co.
Gary Williams
0417 263 468
02 9938 4125