All of our furniture is hand-crafted by us in our small backyard workshop. We mainly source our timber from old farm homes, schools and barns.
Our favourite timbers to use are Victorian Ash Hardwood, Redgum, Oregon and Spotted Gum, but we like them all really.
We select all of the boards individually for each piece of furniture. We look for the straightest boards (to reduce waste) with the lowest moisture content (to reduce the risk of warping). We select timber which has the most desirable features, such as knots, or sap veins, rusty nail holes, or simple featureless timber depending on the customer’s preference.
All of our furniture is also designed by us, and in consultation with our customers. We use traditional cabinet making joinery techniques in all of our furniture. No shortcuts here. This process results in very sturdy and long lasting furniture
All of our furniture is finished in either furniture oil or marine grade polyurethane. This protects the timber from moisture penetration which stops the timber from warping, and highlights the natural colour of the timber.
We like to use reclaimed/recycled timber in much of our furniture. It’s sustainable and has more character. Plus it sometimes comes with an interesting back story. We are not limited to these timbers, if you have a different preference or even if you have some timber of your own, we can accommodate.
Advantages of using recycled timbers:
- A positive environmental effect
- Conservation of old growth forests
- Increased carbon storage
- Lower greenhouse gas emissions
Recycled timber products can be re-used to create unique effects in:
- Hardwood flooring
- Decking & beams
- Joists & trusses
- Posts, bollards
- Benchtops, furniture & cladding
- Home walls
Recycling timber has become popular due to it being a environmentally friendly product. Common belief among consumers is that by purchasing recycled wood, the demand for “green timber” will fall and ultimately benefit the environment. Greenpeace also view recycled timber as an environmentally friendly product, citing it as the most preferable timber source on their website. The arrival of recycled timber as a construction product has been important in both raising industry and consumer awareness towards deforestation and promoting timber mills to adopt more environmentally friendly practices.