Chester launched TreeHorn as a sustainable wood design studio working only with reclaimed, recycled or sustainably grown timber. He has developed a reputation for his handmade jewelry and homeware items, like his colourful kitchen boards made from Tasmanian oak.
The kitchen boards, which he sells on Etsy, in stockists in Australia and New Zealand as well as several web-shops, were born out of the need to create a better board. “I love eating out at fancy restaurants and started looking at their manner of serving. It took me a long time to get it (the board) right. I tested one on the waiting public (actually my mum) and before too long, I was making hundreds of these kitchen boards at a time” says Joe. He only works with reclaimed, recycled or sustainable grown timber
At home, his kitchen boards are a staple on the table along with a lot of unfinished or prototype designs Joe is working on. When asked, what is next for TreeHorn, Joe shares “I suppose we’ll just get ready to take over the world. We’re growing so fast and I have so many new ideas. We’ll just have to wait and see I suppose.”