Frank's passion for woodwork started as a young child exploring his father's workshop. Frank's father is a post war migrant, coming from Holland to Australia to start a new life as a carpenter. At the age of 14 Frank commenced his cabinetmaking apprenticeship in Toowoomba working for Hagans Furniture which made furniture and restored antiques. On completion of his Cabinetmaking apprenticeship frank worked in a range of different jobs gaining valuable experience. Frank has always had a keen interest in traditional Arts and Crafts and during this time was informally studying Visual Arts, painting and drawing. In the year 2000 Frank began formal full time study at Australian National University and completed a Bachelor degree in fine arts (visual) with Honours. On returning to Brisbane he set up his own workshop. For many years Frank leased a small workshop in Geebung, Brisbane north. Frank is now set up in his own self built workshop located behind his home in Sandgate. Frank business services all areas of Brisbane, and includes pick up and delivery.