THOR'S HAMMER IS A JOINERY, SAWMILL AND RECYCLED TIMBER YARD BASED AT THE OLD BRICKWORKS, CANBERRA.
We design and make furniture and architectural products from recycled timbers. Thor’s Hammer builds to last, we believe in quality, in good design and taking care of the environment. Read More
Thor's Hammer specialises in salvaging high quality timber from demolition sites, saving it from landfill and turning the recycled material into high quality furniture. This video tells the story of how our furniture is made here at the Brickworks in Canberra, Australia.
For over 20 years the team of master craftspeople at Thor's Hammer have used a combination of traditional hand skills and high tech machinery to create only the highest quality furniture efficiently, accurately and built to last.
We hope you enjoy our story. Read More
We have just salvaged the Blackbutt flooring from accommodation buildings at RAAF Base Richmond. The boards are around 50 years old, in really good condition and have a great patina.
Blackbutt is a dense Australian hardwood perfectly suited to long lasting flooring. After sitting in this building for so long the boards are well seasoned and ready to lay. Read More
After our Design Canberra Exhibition in late 2014 we had a number of clients come to us with ideas inspired by the pieces from the exhibition. This exhibition was all about showing the vast possibility of recycled timber as a material.
This table design came to us from a client inspired by a piece at the exhibition. We really enjoyed working with the client to develop a design met their needs and would last a lifetime. Read More
From Demolition to Table
Recycling timber is exciting. The demolition site is like this massive pillow case at the end of the bed on Christmas morning full of old grey timbers waiting to be planed back and turned into beautiful furniture. Except if the demo guys bust them all cause the excavator operator is a bit rough and doesn't care, or the nails are rusty and won’t come out, or the timber is full of drying snakes, or… At Thor’s Hammer we have been recycling timber for 20 years, and we have gained a lot of experience along the way… Read More