When you have made your mind up about the style of furniture you're after, you then need to work out the timber and colour. Here are a few timber ideas for you, all are Australian gum, available clean, or with the wide range of stains and recycled stress. We recommend you visit our stall at the South Melbourne Market to make sure you get the colour that suits you.
Tasmanian Oak is light in colour, varying from straw to reddish brown with intermediate shades of cream to pink.
It is recognised for its excellent staining qualities, which allow ready matching with other timbers, finishes or furnishings.
Jarrah is a unique Australian hardwood renowned for its durability and strength, making it an ideal timber for a range of structural and design applications, with timbers that display colours ranging from deep red to blonde.
Recycled Tas Oak
Recycled Tasmanian Oak - stressed look
If you are after a well stressed recycled timber look, the Tasmanian Oak is ideal. With the dark marks, and grainy appearance, it's a great timber for the 'not quite new' look.
Recycled Tas Oak
Recycled Tasmanian Oak - slightly stressed
You can also get slightly stressed recycled Tasmanian Oak timber. It has a few marks, but still has much of the unblemished timber on show for a smoother look.
Along with various stains, Tas Oak still remains one of Peter's favourite timbers to use when building furniture.
Light recycled Tas Oak
Light recycled Tasmanian Oak
Tasmanian Oak is available in a range of colours from blonde (here) to the darker brown. Depending on where the timber is from on the tree (towards the centre or towards the bark) you can let Peter know that colour that you perfer.
Peter mostly uses Meranti timber for his cubes as it is strong, and light weight. Ideal for mounting the cubes on the wall for display.
Tasmanian Oak Mixed timber
Mixed timber look
A popular timber look at the moment is the 65mm timber slat look, with a mix of Tasmanian Oak colours used. You can see here that there is a mix of light and dark Tasmanian Oak from different parts of the tree
Japan Black Stain
Japan Black stain
The Japan Black stain is great for that dark, almost black look for your timber furniture.