Thor’s Hammer just got hold of the old wharf timbers from Pier 26, Darling Harbour. The wharf was only 25 years old when it was demolished so the timbers are in great condition!
We have taken delivery of the 300mm x 300mm and 300mm x 150mm structural beams which held the wharf up, these are very durable hardwoods and would be great architectural or landscape features.
We have included a photo of the timbers stacked off the barge at Balmain, ready for our truck to pick up and bring back to the workshop.
See more info on the finishes we can provide on posts and beams here
We also managed to pick up the decking boards from the wharf, after 25 years they have just had enough time to develop a great patina on the top face!
We have included a photo of the Tallowwood and Blackbutt boards at four different levels of processing, this photo should give you an idea of the variety of looks we can produce from one timber source.
From left to right (second photo):
- Timber as is, straight off the wharf with spikes knocked out
- Timber wire brushed and oiled. This removes the dirt and splinters but leaves the appearance of the weathered timber
- Timber lightly planed, sanded and oiled. Sanding brings back more of the colour of the timber, which contrasts nicely with the dark surface checking*.
- Timber dressed and oiled. We have put the timber through our planer and removed more of the outside surface. It comes up much cleaner and lighter in colour.
This decking would be great to use as cladding on a feature wall or if we dry it some more inside (moisture content is a bit high right now as it has been outside all its life), it could be turned into a table or bench top.
See more info on cladding here