My name is Jono D`Aprix.
A Carpenter by trade, I started 2eight3 in 2013 after spending 10+ years working on building sites and watching countless skip bins, ute’s and trailers filled with old timber and other building materials being taken to the tip to become landfill.
Along with many of you, I believe that there is a way we can enjoy pre-loved timber and building materials in the form of furniture. Furniture that is; built to last, good for the environment, and helps contribute to a more sustainable way of life.
Since I first started working as a Carpenter, I have built furniture for my own home and was often asked by my family, friends and clients over the years if I could build them a custom piece of furniture, as they were unable to find anything that either fit in their available space or suited their personal style.
Every piece of furniture I make has its own character and individuality that cannot be reproduced as all the materials used are very different and have their own story.
I love the freedom that 2eight3 gives me to design, create and share with others.
In late 2017 due to business growth, 2eight3 relocated to a new premises in Grieve Road West Gosford, NSW which allowed for both a workshop and showroom. The showroom/shop opened its doors on the 30th March 2018 but after 6 months was removed to make more space for production.
On the 1st of July 2019 after continued growth and the need for yet more floor space the workshop was once again relocated to its current location on Manns Road in West Gosford. This space will be forever evolving but the intention remains the same, to allow clients a very up close and personal input into their custom piece/s and see exactly what is involved to create each piece of furniture that I make.
I hope you enjoy visiting the 2eight3 website and continue to share the journey.......