We just salvaged a large quantity of timber from Batemans Bay Marina pier replacements.
On the outside these old piers look haggard and worn, when we saw the beams the beautiful dark reddy brown Turpuntine timber will be revealed for the first time in 60 years!
Old wharf piers were always made from Turpentine because it is durable in the water, extremely strong and resistant to marine borer.
The timber is usually a bit deteriorated in the tidal zone (which is why they replace the piers), but is amazingly perfect where it has been preserved in the mud of the ocean floor.
The old wharf piers look great left round for feature posts, we can wire brush them to clean them up and reveal the timber.
These round piers can also be sawn back to a square. We usually leave some of the round showing on the corners of the post when we saw. They look fantastic used in pergolas or architectural beams in buildings and houses.
The piers are completely unseasoned having been in the water since they were logged, so when we saw them up we stabilise them for a 3 – 5 years before selling them to ensure only the highest quality timber reaches our customers.
We now have square sections of piers available from White Bay and Pyrmont CSR wharves that were salvaged and sawn over 5 years ago and have now stabilised, mostly at 250x250mm.
We also make flooring from the Turpentine wharf piers by sawing them up and seasoning the boards. It makes an extremely hard wearing floor, with occasional marks from marine borers which give it extra character.
If you need some amazing timber for your next project feel free to Contact Us. We have a huge stock of recycled timber and specialise in working with our clients to create to create unique solutions for their requirements.