Tasmanian Special Timbers – the Huon Pine Specialists
Covid 19 announcement, updated 11th July
Our company will continue to operate, within government and health guidelines. The sawmill near Queenstown will operate as usual from Monday to Thursday, while the Strahan shop will be open every day with slightly more limited hours to walk-ins, roughly 10.00 to 4.00pm. We will also be checking emails and phone calls regularly and can arrange to send photos and timber to people who cannot come into the Strahan site. If you would like to be reminded of what the shop contains, have a look at our newest blog.
By any measure, Tasmanian Special Timbers has been providing Tasmania’s quality timbers (particularly Huon and King Billy Pine) for longer than any other company in the world. With seven generations in the Tasmanian timber industry, our knowledge, involvement and care for our product is unparalleled. From prisoners and free settlers, all the way through to today’s entrepreneurs, we have seen them all, and are still managing and husbanding this most precious of resources. Our methods of production are hands-on and labour- intensive, and each piece of timber is assessed and handled for maximum value.
A legacy for our grandchildren.
So much of the Tasmanian timber industry involves clear felling, mono cultures and short growth cycles.
But at Tasmanian Special Timbers we turn these processes around: we deal only with logs stockpiled from salvage operations, collected after floods, or ancient stumps and roots taken from the forest floor after centuries lying in place.
Quality, not quantity, and patience and care are the hallmarks of our operation.