All our pieces are designed around the use of our eco friendly timber veneers and we are constantly scouring Australia’s mills to find the most popular and beautiful species to bring to you. Select grade or feature grade, it’s the best of the best. Emerging technology provides premium timber veneers leaves that are wider than most solid boards, showing even more grain character while being more impact resistant than most solid hardwoods due to a highly dense substrate. The real benefits of using timber veneers over solid timber are…
- Beauty – The various cuts available; quarter, rift, crown and others allow us to witness the inside of a tree in ways you wont believe. The choice of cut and the resulting grain character is just as important as the colour, tone and grain feature. Veneers are MUCH more eco-friendly and look far more attractive than solid boards due to very wide leaves which display more character.
- High value – With lower material cost compared to using A grade kiln dried hardwood, natural veneers offer longer, wider and harder options for around half the money of solid timber. We still craft solid timber dining tables to order but once you have seen both solid and timber options can you make the choice. Solid timber in cabinets requires a dated frame and panel construction technique which we moved away from well over a decade ago.
- Wide choice – By sourcing our veneers from all over Australia, we have collated quite the selection of popular and exotic timbers for you to choose from. Pick the exact board for your dining table before you even place a deposit. Use your floor sample to select here at the factory or take some samples home and see how they react with the lights etc. The main theme here is choice.
- Design scope – Timber veneer leaves bonded with PVA adhesive coupled with the stability and zero movement of the commercial grade MDF substrates. The results is our designs being far more flexible than if we were to use solid timber which has modern design restrictions, movement from summer to winter, weight issues, high costs, poor value and big limitations in species selection.
Our solid Tasmanian Oak is quarter cut which increases the stability of the planks in turn decreasing any movement in table tops from season to season. Low grain character creates a minimalist look while still receiving the warming attributes and colours offered from the timber. We use 45mm thick timber for tables (35mm for chair legs) which offers better proportions on larger tables. Solid table tops and chair legs only. Matching plantation oak veneers are used for complimenting cabinetry.
The most environmentally friendly timber veneer on the market and servicing the European continent, plantation eucalyptus trees from Spain grow fast and dense and when cut they look exactly like their old growth counterparts in the Tasmanian wilderness. Beautiful, natural colours of premium timbers enriched by high end crystal clear lacquers bring warmth and character. It is the standard, starting timber option and is referenced across this website as "clear oak'.
Feature grade black hole black butt: NSW & Vic. Heartwood pale brown, but northern material may sometimes display a slight pinkish tinge. Sapwood distinctively paler. Texture medium and even. Grain usually straight. Gum veins are common. Available in solid and veneers.
Heartwood golden brown, often with narrow bands of darker colour indicative of the growth rings. Sometimes reddish streaks are also present. Grain usually straight but sometimes wavy, producing a fiddleback figure. Beautiful, natural colours of premium timbers enriched by high end crystal clear lacquers bring warmth and character. Available in solid or veneers.
Wild colour variations, usually holding decent stocks of both NSW and QLD. Heartwood pale to dark brown or chocolate. Sapwood is distinctively paler but there maybe a zone of intermediate wood. Texture moderately coarse. Grain variable, the frequent presence of wavy grain produces an attractive fiddleback figure. Slightly greasy nature. Gum veins can feature. Northern material is usually slightly darker, denser, stronger and more durable than paler southern. Also known as Lemon Scented Gum. Available in solid and veneers.
Similar in colour and appearance to European oak. The sapwood of American white oak is light coloured and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak. White oak therefore has more figure. Available in Crown cut, Rift cut and Pipi Oak. Available in solid or veneers.
The sapwood is creamy white, heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. Generally walnut is supplied steamed to darken the lighter sapwood but our walnut is left un-steamed at our request to retain the attractive contrast between heart and sap woods. Veneers only.