A burl is a growth that forms over a long period of time, to cover an injury that has occurred to a tree. An insect boring a hole into the tree trunk usually causes the injury. Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty by many; its rarity also adds to its expense. The burl timber is very hard and has a shorter wood grain pattern than the main trunk wood.
Each burl is a one off and they are in high demand by our clientele.
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This piece is made from a Sydney Bluegum Burl (Eucalyptus Saligna) recovered in Northern NSW from a fallen tree that was almost 50 metres tall. It was estimated to be well over 100 year old.
The base is a South Australian Mallee root salvaged after clearing Eucalyptus for grazing. The process began during Early European Settlement and the bases are becoming rarer to obtain.
This Hall Table is contructed from a Tasmanian Myrtle Slab and timbers Nothofagus cunninghamii, the Myrtle Beech.
A striking piece with beautiful waves and fiddleback making it alive with character and individuality.
A stunning Blackwood Entertainment Unit crafted from a Solid Tasmanian Blackwood Slab and Timbers.
This 2400 long entertainment unit is the epitome of art and function.
A reclaimed Blackwood Slab with lovely wild features and a Natural Edge finish was the inspiration for this six drawer entertainment unit . Including full extension runners, adjustable shelves and on castors, this piece will be enjoyed and admired by family and friends for many year to come.
Off the Map
This commissioned Reclaimed Redgum and Mallee Root combination was a stunning centrepiece for a new home in Brighton.
There is not much to say about this piece except that it was a joy to see the look on the clients face... but heartbreaking to part with.
One of many originals to come.
Gorgeous reclaimed Redgum Coffee Table and Lamp Table.
These two pieces boast some of the most sought after characteristics of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis). Beautiful fiddleback and lovely open grain that has been resin filled to admire the three dimensional beauty of the timber throughout.
With milling of this wonderful tree finally stopped, the reclaiming of this species will ensure that these pieces are truly an “Antique for the Future".