You don’t need paint or pencils

You don’t need paint or pencils

Beautiful timber begets, provokes and encourages beautiful things to be made from it. Sometimes our clients will send us photographs of the finished items they have made from our timber, and we are pleased to celebrate that work on screens in our shop, and on our...

Huon pine Half Price Stocktaking Sale

Schools, Men’s Sheds, craftsmen, hobbyists, people with an eye for a bargain?In a very rare offering we have pallets and bags of dry Huon pine for sale, suitable for parquetry, picture framing, cupboard doors, boat fit-outs, toy making, wooden bathmats, small bowls or...
Malt Whisky By The Fire

Malt Whisky By The Fire

It’s many people’s vision of heaven – sipping a dram of malt whisky while toasting your feet by the fire. Tasmania is beautifully situated with the raw materials for fine whisky making: an abundance of pure, soft water; good quality barley; and large areas of peat...
Drought With Legs

Drought With Legs

Bill Gammage, in his brilliant book The Biggest Estate on Earth describes fire as ‘drought with legs’. He also explains how ‘eucalypts and fire formed an alliance, which people joined’.Australians living in almost the entire continent are familiar with fire as an...
It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

If you think that places like Queenstown and Strahan are isolated, spare a thought for those living in the little settlement that surrounded the Princess River sawmill, in the King Valley east of Queenstown. Who came first, the cattle ranch or the Bradshaw family?...