An architect by trade, John Nott has been designing with timber since the 70’s. John has been behind some significant designs in Canberra such as the Telstra Tower revolving restaurant, Rydges Hotel (formally The Pavillion) and the Rex Hotel to name a few. He joined the Hammer crew last year in our Sales and Design team and is happiest when he has a pen or pencil in hand!
Nobuyuki (Nobby) has come to Thor’s Hammer from the Aichi Prefecture in Japan after a fortuitous meeting and friendship was formed with a former staff member of Thor’s Hammer
Dan has been a friend of the Hammer for a while now. A skilled Sculptor and Metal Fabricator, he has made many of our complex steel projects including our custom furniture hardware.
This is Rohan. He likes hiking, bike riding and taking photos with his drone. He also works at Thor’s Hammer and is another member of our talented Sales and Design crew.
Chelsea Lemon is a Canberra based designer and maker who works with timber. Many of her pieces include foliage and plant themes, mixed with interactivity and the decorative woodworking technique 'parquetry'. She’s no stranger to the crew at Thor’s Hammer or Canberra’s design community, but we thought we’d get to know her a little better.
“Am I ever going to use this?” We’ve all asked this question of our inner hoarder at some point. Fortunately, Canberra FM executive Zak Davies must have been hiding in his shed during the Marie Kondo’s war on stuff.
Microbats in mailboxes…I know what you’re thinking and no, it’s not the latest TV series on ABC Kids. Sadly it’s just one example of the desperate times facing our homeless native animals, along with Sugar Gliders in banana fronds and Feathertail Gliders in electricity boxes. So what’s this got to do with recycled timber?
Imagine if you took all the sawdust produced in a furniture and joinery workshop and turned it into something useful. That’s exactly what inspired Thor Diesendorf to create our first Fire Briquettes, 10 years ago.
We have a varied mix of people working with us here at Thor’s Hammer and thought it was a good opportunity to introduce you to some! First cab off the rank is David from our Sales and Design team. We took five and asked him a few questions.
On Wednesday this week we had our very last day at the Brickworks after 25 years. The end of a huge last two weeks of 12 hour days sorting and packing the last of our machinery and timbers, and the end of an era for Thor’s Hammer.