About Us

A Little About Us

We at Fabian Woodworks are a passionate family-run business, specialising in designing and handcrafting practical, sturdy wooden creations for your home.

Founded in 1997, we remain based at our factory in Braeside, a suburb in the south-east of Melbourne, Australia.

We’re made up of Allen and Ian, a father and son duo, each bringing our unique perspectives and expertise to the business.

Allen is the creative force for all our products – he visualises the ideas, designs every detail and personally handcrafts every item from start to finish.

Ian is the IT and business management specialist – he makes it possible for customers around the globe to purchase items through our online presence.

We bounce ideas off each other and learn off each other’s strengths. And, despite arguing occasionally, we always inspire each other to strive to be better. Together, we’re keen spread the word about our products and to reach people who love them too.


 A little about Our History

Originally from Goa, India, Allen grew up with a passion for wood. From a very early age Allen’s favourite hobby was to make things for around the home, such as stools and benches. He did this for the pure joy it brought him, to use his hands and make something practical.

“I remember fondly as a schoolboy making poultry pens for my mother who at one time had a hundred birds in her backyard!” 

Along with this passion for wood, Allen had always had a fascination for Australia, a land of opportunity. In his younger days, Allen learnt about this country through authors like Neville Shute, and dreamt of what it might be like.

In 1993, after some years training and working as a mechanical engineer in India, Allen packed up his home, and with his wife and two sons, emigrated to Melbourne, Australia. It was in Australia that Allen revisited his passion for carpentry.

In 1997, Allen began what is now known as Fabian Woodworks, selling his products to various local furniture stores. In 2015, Allen was joined by his son Ian, who had up until then been living and working in the IT industry in Canberra. Ian helped establish the Fabian Woodworks online presence and expand our reach to the world.

A little about Our Name

The name “Fabian Woodworks” was coined by Allen early on. “Fabian” is a combination of two words: 

-‘Fabrication’ (the action or process of manufacturing or inventing something); and 

-‘Ian’ (the name of Allen’s eldest son, and now business partner)” 

Our customers have been our greatest source of inspiration. One of the most enjoyable parts of our day is when we receive feedback and thanks from our customers. So please, don't hesitate to get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading, 

Allen and Ian, 

The Fabian Woodworks Team.