Surf­ing show­ers

Quirky fur­ni­ture de­signer gives new life to old boards:

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

AFTER an am­bi­tious at­tempt to take on surf­ing Caleb Telfer in­stead stum­bled across a dif­fer­ent life-chang­ing hobby.

“Ba­si­cally, my wife went to the tip shop and while she was look­ing around she came across an old surf­board for me to take to the beach, but it was in such bad shape all it did was sink.

“But rather then just leav­ing it sit there my wife asked me to make use of it,” the 30-year-old said.

This was about three years ago and it was the mo­ment CT’s Cus­tom Creations was born.

Since then the Caloun­dra res­i­dent has de­vel­oped his own busi­ness mak­ing out­door show­ers and other unique fur­ni­ture pieces from re­cy­cled surf­boards and tim­ber.

Sourc­ing ma­te­ri­als from all around the re­gion through var­i­ous com­mu­nity no­tice boards and rub­bish tips he has found a way to turn these pieces of ‘trash’ into ‘trea­sure’.

“Even if boards are bro­ken I’ve been us­ing tim­ber to re-join them to­gether, it fan­cies them up a bit,” said Mr Telfer.

The com­pany also of­fers to make cus­tomised pieces for cus­tomers wish­ing to use their own per­sonal boards.

A service, Mr Telfer says hasn’t yet taken off.

“We of­fer to make show­ers at a dis­counted price if peo­ple do­nate the board they want us to use,” he said.

Mr Telfer is a car­pen­ter by trade and says he has al­ways had a keen eye for fur­ni­ture de­sign.

“I’ve al­ways had a love for mak­ing fur­ni­ture ever since I was young I grew up al­ways build­ing things,” he said.

Now his life-long pas­sion has be­come a fun-filled fam­ily ac­tiv­ity.

“Even my lit­tle three year old is out the back ham­mer­ing away with us.”

PHOTO: JOHN MCCUTCHEON

SHOWER POWER: Caleb Telfer has found a niche by con­struct­ing and sell­ing surf­board show­ers.

PHOTO: JOHN MCCUTCHEON

NEVER BOARD: Caleb Telfer has found a niche by con­struct­ing and sell­ing surf­board show­ers, with help from his chil­dren Kierly-Shae and Braithe Telfer.

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