"Timber for my solid wood furniture is hand selected..."
The primary materials used are Australian hardwoods. Timber for
my solid wood furniture is hand selected and a great deal of time
is spent ensuring the qualities of the specific pieces of wood are
incorporated into the design of the piece. I prefer to use recycled
or reclaimed timber whenever possible, for environmental reasons
and also because older timbers are
often more stable and display richer colours.
Wood is an amazing material - it reflects and absorbs light in a
unique way. It moves constantly, through expansion and contraction.
Grain patterns are complex and completely unique. They are a palpable
document that traces the history of the tree. Australian hardwoods
are amongst the strongest and most durable in the world. They display
a huge range of colours and grain patterns and are admired throughout
the world. They are also highly sought after for use in solid wood
Samples of just a few of our native timbers are shown below.