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Phil Anderson's Fine Furniture Nannup Western Australia

Sustainable forestry practices:

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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.

The 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.

Marri Dressing Table 

The Timbers

Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata)
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.

Marri 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.

Blackbutt 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 coloured timber.

Sheoak (Casuarina fraseriana)
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.