Thanks for visiting Made By You. I'm Anna.
I believe your space is your sanctuary. It's not just where you live, it's where you live. And all the spaces I have ever occupied, have changed with my evolving sense of self. The 11 year old girl who would re-arrange her room every week sometimes just because I needed "the most amount of dancing room" still treats her space and the things I keep around me with a sense of wonder, fun and awe.
Made By You started in 2019, because I couldn’t find the right piece for my living room, at the right length and height for the space. Something that was real timber, tasteful, but wasn’t going to blow my budget. I couldn’t find anything that ticked all the boxes for the space I was putting it in. So, after months of searching - I thought - why isn't it easier to make furniture what you want, since only you know what uniquely fits? I started work immediately to design sustainable, affordable, real timber furniture that was easy to customise, online. As easy to assemble, just as it is to reassemble - so it can move with you (just in case you need more dancing room).
I truly believe no one knows their space better than you... so why try and fit someone else's furniture into it? Make it what you want, then make it you by displaying meaningful, collected objects from your travels, extensive Virginia Woolf collection, or an embarrassing amount of succulents.
I hope you enjoy our collection as much as I have enjoyed creating it.
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MADE BY YOU WORKSHOP
Located in Wollongong, on NSW's South Coast, we make all our designs in our workshop on site and send them right to your door - Australia wide! We are, and always will be Australian made and owned and wouldn't want it any other way.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
You won't find anyone doing quite what we're doing - because we're taking the best parts of custom made and flat pack furniture and fusing them together - to make it easier, more accessible and affordable for you to make your home feel more bespoke and beautiful. Custom made without the high end price tag and long lead time. Flat pack, but made from solid, sustainable timber and no annoying dowel. We have a custom, clever system that's unique to us which makes it easy for us to make pieces for your modern, Australian home.
FOUNDED ON FUN
Female human (Anna) and female dog (Roo) co-founded, we wanted a lifestyle where we mix work and play. Since dogs encourage play, and play encourages creativity - we bring that to our maker space every day. Every purchase comes with custom bandana merch too (for you or your pet).
Our maker space is primarily for woodworking, but we do all sorts of creative things in our workshop too. We have a small studio and we're always filming fun installations with creative displays because it keeps us inspired.
We are always designing new products or sharing styling inspiration from our studio or customer's homes, so make sure you follow us on Instagram to see what we're up to (as it might just be the piece you've been looking for)!