Phil operates a
"from the forest to you" service, milling
all his own timber using a portable Lewisaw sawmill.
It is then air-dried for a few years, before being finally kiln dried
to ensure the quality of the finished product.
use of a range of native, Western Australian hardwoods (Jarrah, Marri
(Red Gum), Blackbutt and Sheoak) ensures that a wide range of colours,
textures and features are available in his furniture.
The forest of the south west is the only place in the world where Jarrah
is found growing naturally. This, and its rich mahogany colour make
it a much sought after timber. In fact Jarrah comes in a variety of
tones, ranging from pinkish to a deep reddish brown. Occasionally it
features a wavy grain, often referred to as 'Curly Jarrah'. Jarrah furniture
is sought after the world over for it's strength and beauty.
or Red Gum (Corymbia calophylla)
Marri is found growing alongside Jarrah trees, and has
only recently been recognised as a quality furniture timber. This light
coloured hardwood is now very popular, with many different colour tones.
Like Jarrah, Marri sometimes has a curly grain, and often contains gum
features which contrast well with the honey coloured wood. Marri furniture
is suitable for any setting; bedroom, kitchen or boardroom.
or Yarri (Eucalyptus patens)
Less common than Jarrah or Marri, Blackbutt is generally found growing
in the wetter areas, such as creeklines. It yields an attractive golden
The sheoak is an understorey tree and tends to prefer the sandier soils.
Another light coloured timber which tends to darken with age. It is
characterised by the striking pattern from the darker medullary rays
radiating from the center of the trunk.
This pattern varies depending
on how the log is milled.