Over 80 years ago, renowned Adelaide builder George Bernard Otto, who at that time was building one house per week, set up a building supply company to compliment his building business. His knowledge of the building industry and timber supply has been passed down within the family ever since. Sadly, George died aged 42 but he passed on his love of timber to son Max.

Max ran the business for a further 50 years; forging Otto's Timber Joinery & Hardware’s passion for fancy timbers – at one time we had over 100 species of timber to choose from.

Max’s son Ken – Otto's Timber Joinery & Hardware's current Managing Director and grandson of founder George – started with the business age 21 and has since clocked up over 30 years of experience. Ken took over the business in 2004 and maintains to this day his passion for working with timber. Fourth generation Jason and Nathan are working in the business as a wood machinist and a joinery estimator.



Otto's Timber Joinery & Hardware
4 Wells St
Stepney SA 5069
Tel: 08 8362 3522
Fax: 08 8363 2923

Trading hours:
7.30am to 4.30pm Mon to Fri

Our Services

Members of:

  • The Timber Development Association
  • Hardware & Building Traders
  • Window & Door Industry Council
  • Joinery Manufacturing Association
  • Business SA