Bel Drawers


Martin Johnston

Inspired by a piece Martin made ten years ago, The Bel Drawers feature drawer fronts that seamlessly close into the cabinet allowing the piece to have a more minimal form.

Within the drawer there are hidden joinery details which allow the user to make small discoveries every time they open it. Also featuring a handcrafted base made of solid timber, with half moon brass finger pulls made in-house.

Featured here in Blackwood Timber.

Custom timbers and sizes available on request.

Martin Johnston
Blackwood Timber
H 900 X 1400 W X 450 D

About The Designer

As a second-generation cabinet maker, Martin Johnston values true craftsmanship, believing in the virtues of bespoke woodwork.

Martin’s approach to his craft is as much about experimentation as it is honouring heritage and traditional techniques. In making furniture that serves the modern Australian lifestyle, Martin’s designs are clean and considered whilst evoking a nostalgia for the Australian designers of the 50’s and 60’s with whom he shares an affinity for qualities such as timelessness and durability.

All furniture and joinery is designed and made by hand in our Billinudgel workshop on Bundjalung Country (Byron Bay Shire, NSW).

Martin is a well respected designer and maker in our community, after spending 16 years in the cabinet making/furniture industry refining his skill and expertise.

Martin Johnston offers a range of handcrafted furniture, as well as architectural joinery packages for the residential home or commercial space. Martin has collaborated with clients such as; Edition Office, DFJ Architects, St Agni, Allpress Coffee and Fleet Restaurant.

Delivery & Timing

As all of our furniture is made to order our lead times are 8-12 weeks. Shipping can be organised across Australia upon request.


The Bel Drawers is available in custom sizes, timber species and finishes on request.