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

 

Tasmanian Oak

Tasmanian Oak

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

 

Jarrah

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

 

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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

 

Free standing display cubes

Free standing display cubes

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

 

Cedar timber

Cedar timber

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. 

 

 

 


Meranti

Meranti timber

Meranti timber

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

 

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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. 


If you're not sure what colour or timber you want, just email Peter or give him a call to discuss. Alternatively you can visit his stall at the South Melbourne Market to have a look for yourself.