About sdf woodworks
Genuine passion to create
Bespoke and custom pieces
Created with joy and care
An escape to creativity and meaning.
Welcome, I’m Steve, the creative mind and maker behind SDF Woodworks.
After being medically discharged from the police force with a diagnosis of PTSD, I started woodworking.
During my 23 years as a police officer, I saw horrific, unimaginable things that have left scars on me to this day. My diagnosis turned life on its head. Things I once easily managed became a struggle, and I needed to divert my mind from the trauma and negativity constantly plaguing me.
I always enjoyed working with my hands, and a new interest in woodwork began. It gave me an outlet to be creative and handcraft beautiful things that were far removed from the world I once knew.
With no formal training, I watched YouTube and read books on woodworking. In the beginning I made wooden drink coasters and spoons before leveling up, buying some resin and adding it to a few of my makes. I purchased a lathe and a haul of other tools to help make the items you can find in my store. My family supported me as I went on a tool buying spree to start my journey as a maker.
My newest addition is jewellery, such as rings and bracelets.
The creation of this website is the next step in my journey as I share what I handcraft with you.
SDF Woodworks gives me the ability to make beautiful and functional things. I use my skills to fulfil the needs of my customers. I want to design and make handcrafted pieces I know will bring my clients joy.
To see the smile on the face of a client when they hold my creation for the first time is extremely gratifying.
I have seen enough of the world’s ugliness. My vision is to create beautiful things that will stand the test of time and remind my customers that beauty is all around us.
Check out Handcrafted and Bespoke Items I’ve Made
Central Coast, NSW