Taken from a 75 year old tree, this Olive timber came from regional New South Wales, Australia.
I embarrassed my wife collecting this timber. We were at the local park, and I noticed the council had recently taken down a tree and just left the wood lying around. I made many trips to my little car with this timber.
This timber I was lucky enough to collect from a local Arborist in South Australia. They called to see if we wanted Almond timber, which saved him from disposing of it. I'm always happy to give timber a second life, I would have hated to waste such a beautiful wood.
This one was a lucky Facebook Marketplace find. I was randomly looking through timber, and a farmer not far away had a really burly tree that was too gnarly to burn.
I expected a few small pieces of wood but I arrived to a whole tree, which I had fun trying to cut and pack in to my car.
I found this timber while browsing through a local shop. I was excited to discover a new timber and with its unique grain I couldn't pass it up.
I found this beautiful timber while browsing Marketplace. The gentleman had cut down the tree but realised it was too beautiful to burn. I agreed.
Mallee is actually a really interesting wood. It's a short limbed timber and is suited to swampy areas. It's not great for long timber boards, but it grows burls well, and the grain is just awesome.
Online timber groups are a great thing. The gentleman I got this Yellow Box Burl from has a large property and was clearing some scrub from it. He had a lot of these beautiful burls and I snapped up some happily.
I found this timber through family. It's likely from regional New South Wales but I'm unsure of the exact origin. It has a lot of depth to it when finished and is a truly beautiful timber.
This is another timber from the same source as the Yellow Box Burl. It was a bit of a mystery bag when I opened the parcel but a welcome find. A very pretty, natural timber.
I had somebody ask me if they could have lego in a handle. I couldn't think why not.
I originally got this timber through family, but being a very cool and popular timber it sold out quickly.
It took me months and months of hunting to find more, and it was worth it. It is otherwise called 'resin timber' due to all the voids and gaps in the wood. They look fantastic when filled with epoxy, showing off all the quirks and charm of the Stringybark.
I got this from my timber guy (one of many). I thought I was getting the normal Stringybark burl above. But it was red. Apparently it comes in red. And I'm down with it.
This is actually a really interesting timber with a great backstory.
The gentleman who sold it to me is friendly with a local quarry. This timber was taken from 25 meters underground and has been there for 6,500 years.
This is another timber collected from our local arborist. They thought I might like it. Yes, yes I did.
This timber actually came from a customer. He messaged me and asked if I could make a knife using timber from his property. I said sure, and I loved it enough to buy the timber from him to add to my range.
Also known as Waddywood. I really want to just call this one Waddywood. Sourced from a sawmill in New South Wales, it's an incredibly dense timber with beautiful grain and highlights.
This is another wood sourced from my local timber place. It's probably the darkest timber in my collection and has an amazing grain.
This timber originally came to me as a Termite eaten, rotting piece of wood. It was beautiful. I used all the Termite eaten pieces first, which had amazing tunnels throughout the wood. Now I'm left with this beautiful Macadamia timber.
This is another timber sourced from my local arborist. I went through his collection of burls and these stood out very nicely! Probably one of my favourites.
A beautiful deep red timber and an Australian classic. It took me a while to find it in a burl but it was worth the wait.
This is another surprise timber I found while scouring local marketplaces. It's a beautiful timber with great details that don't overwhelm you.
This wood sat unloved for way too long. I didn't have the greatest photo, so it wasn't ordered very much. Then I had an inspired customer who wanted some and it's very much loved now. This is probably one of my most textured timbers.
A gorgeous timber but it's hard to work with so I have a love/hate relationship with it. It's incredibly hard but with a gorgeous grain and lovely depth to it, so it stays - for now.
This is another timber on my love/hate list. It looks great and is very unique, but it's hard, dulls my sanding pads and makes me pull my hair out in the finishing process.
But it's also a really interesting timber that changes colour over time and is beautiful enough to stay on the list.
This is another of my original timbers that's in short supply (hence it's at the end), and I'll be sad when it's gone, because it's an incredibly complex timber that always looks amazing.
This is one of those timbers that gets destroyed too much, and what a shame because it's such an interesting timber. It's a beautiful Australian hardwood with a rich red colour and awesome grain.
Another beautiful Australian native that has intricate grain and texture. It has a smoothness and fluidity to it which pleases me.
This is another one that I want someone to order so I can take better photos of it and do it justice. It has a great colour with a really unique grain pattern that I love.