Welcome to Bayside Cane
Bayside Cane manufacturer quality cane furniture in Australia. Our stylish range of furniture is manufactured to the highest construction standards, ensuring comfort and durability. We have earned a reputation for attention to detail , excellent customer relations and prompt delivery. We sell direct to the public, wholesale and retail stores. We are also import cane in to Australia so you know that you are getting the best possible price and the highest quality raw cane materials.
G.F. Schmith and Co was originally started in 1957 in an old shop in Paddington Brisbane by Graham Schmith. The business moved a number of times over the years as it grew. Locals in Brisbane may remember G.F. Schmith and Co as it had premises in Enoggera, Tingalpa, Morningside, Wynnum and now settled in Hemmant.
We are a family business with great knowledge and skills related to cane furniture built over the years. In 1994 Graham and his wife Ellen went into partnership with his son in law Martin Prior and his daughter Pamela. In 2000 Graham retired and the business is now owned by Martin and Pamela.
How our Cane Furniture Constructed
The cane is placed in a steam box which is necessary for bending and making it more pliable. Jigs are constructed for producing specific shapes. When the cane is steaming hot, it is pressed to fit into the jig. Once cooled, the cane will remain in the shape. The shaped cane is assembled with straight poles that are contoured to fit joints evenly. Our furniture is constructed only with quality hardware. The joints where the two pieces meet are wrapped with cane bindings.
How is the Furniture Finished
Once the furniture is complete, we sand each piece for a clean, smooth surface in preparation for sealing, staining or painting. We have a range of colours and stains and are able to colour match most timber colours. Our most common finish is clear gloss for the natural beauty of the cane.
Care & Cleaning
Do not allow your furniture to be exposed to harsh Ultraviolet sunlight for prolonged periods of time, as this can affect the colour.
Turn the cushions periodically. Gently wipe over the frames with a moist, clean cloth to remove dust or spills and vacuum the woven parts with a soft brush.
Did You Know?
Cane is natures' answer to your well being and to your prosperity? According to the ancient Chinese belief of Feng Shui , (the flow of energy in our lives), using cane furniture to Feng Shui your home or office, allows you to increase your productivity, prosperity and create a more effective way to live and work.
Today, almost one million acres of forest vanish every week. A 60 foot tree cut down for the market takes 60 years to replace. A 60 foot cane vine on the other hand only takes about 2 months to replace. Cane and bamboo is recogized as the worlds fastest growing plant and it has the tensile strength camparable to steel.