FAQ

We have a range of bookcases, tables, cabinets and chairs on display at the Desired Living showroom. The staff at Desired Living don’t work for us, but you are welcome to drop in and see our furniture there, and email us with any questions. Please contact us to make an appointment if you would like assistance at the showroom.

Showroom address:
6/191 Parramatta Road, Auburn NSW 2144
Carpark entry: 134 Adderley Street West

Opening hours: 10am to 4pm, 7 days
Closed: Public holidays

We are an online store that mainly sell our products via our website. By not having staff at the showroom we are able to keep our overhead costs low and pass on those savings to you.

Available on backorder, means that the item is currently out of stock, but we have more stock on order from our suppliers. Please send us a message if you would like an estimated arrival date. 

Popular items quite often sell out before the shipment arrives at our warehouse. Place an order through the website to secure your item in the next available shipment.

  • Pay with your credit card via PayPal.
  • Buy now and pay later, using Zip or PayPay
  • We offer a FREE pick up option from our warehouse in Villawood NSW, from 2 business days after full payment has been received.  
  • You have 14 days to pick up your goods starting from, otherwise, we reserve the right to dispose of your goods as we see fit to make room in our warehouse for new stock.
  • If you intend to pick up the item yourself, please ensure you bring enough man power to lift heavy items onto your vehicle, as due to occupational health & safety reasons the staff at the warehouse will not be able to assist in lifting heavy items such as bookcases and dining tables.
  • Please take careful note of the dimensions and weight of the products on the production description section to ensure that the item will fit into your vehicle/trailer and into your home/shop.
  • You are also welcome to organise your own courier to pick up from our warehouse. We will provide the pick up address after we receive your order.
  • The Purchaser assumes all risk in association with the collection of products. French Place is not responsible for any damages to the goods upon its collection by the Purchaser/Purchaser’s transport company.
  • We deliver to all metropolitan areas throughout Australia (within 60km of capital cities).
  • The Shipping Calculator is accurate for areas within 60km of capital cities. For areas further away, additional charges may apply. Please email us for an exact quote.
  • Please let us know if your delivery address is difficult to access, e.g. upstairs in an apartment block, tight doorways etc. as the removalists will need to charge extra for moving large furniture in these circumstances.
  • Delivery is for ground floor delivery only and does not include unboxing, assembly and rubbish removal.
  • Your furniture will be dispatched the Monday after payment clears.
  • Please understand that some couriers are not able to provide an exact date of delivery. At best they will be able to indicate a 2-3 day timeframe of when the delivery will be made. It is your responsibility to ensure that someone is available to sign for the goods. Charges will apply for additional delivery attempts.
  • Deposits paid for goods are non-refundable.
  • We do not offer refunds for change of mind.
  • We offer a 7 day money back guarantee for any manufacturer defects only.
  • You can choose between a replacement, refund, exchange or credit note where goods have a manufacturing defect.
  • We must be notified via email no later than 7 days after you receive the goods.
  • Note that refunds do not include any delivery costs paid.
  • Buyer must pay for all transportation costs back to our Auburn (NSW) warehouse.
  • Due to all our goods being custom handmade for us, minor dents/scratches/marks are not considered by our manufacturer to be defects. Please understand that natural oak and timbers can crack with time. This is particularly true of oak furniture when there are sudden changes in temperature. This is by no means a defect in the furniture and part of the characteristics of natural timber.
  • Due to the style of our pieces (especially our distressed Oak pieces), any minor dents/scratches/marks add to the character and uniqueness of each piece.
  • The level of distressed/white wash finish to our goods can vary from order to order and the variations to the finish are not considered manufacturer defects.
  • The Purchaser is deemed to have inspected the goods immediately upon receiving delivery. Any damage or issues on the goods must be notified to us in writing via email to info@frenchplace.com.au. This must be done within 7 days of receiving delivery. The Purchaser must provide sufficient evidence to substantiate any claim. If the Purchaser fails to advise us of the relevant issue, the goods will be deemed to haven been delivered to you in good condition and in accordance with the Contract.

Most of the pieces that we stock are purchased in bulk from our suppliers in order to keep the price low. However we may be able to accommodate your request. Please send us an email and we will try our best.

We are always looking to source new pieces. Please send us an email with a photo of what you like.

For a natural Hamptons style look, our Oak furniture is finished with a light wax and is unsealed.
You can apply a furniture sealant to the furniture if you want it completely sealed.
Always avoid direct sunlight and heat.
Always clean spills and water off of oak furniture. Since oak is porous, it will easily soak up water.
No matter how strong and sturdy oak furniture looks, always move it with care.
Don’t expose oak to strong cleaning agents, coffee, wine, water or other liquids.
Avoid putting hot items such as dishes or pans directly on the wood. Instead, use trivets or heavy mats.
You can repair slight damages to oak furniture. You can use furniture markers and putties (available in a variety of colors) to fix small chips. Please understand that natural oak and timbers can crack with time. This is particularly true of oak furniture when there are sudden changes in temperature. This is by no means a defect in the furniture and part of the characteristics of natural timber.

Our larger pieces of furniture, like bookcases, tables and desk are very heavy and fragile, so we use professional removalists to ensure they are delivered safely to you. Unlike other companies, we don’t build in the shipping costs into the prices of our products, which is why our items are so competitively priced. This means you’ll save more if you choose to pickup the items yourself from our warehouse.