The Canberra Convention Centre has had a facelift using recycled timbers from Thor’s Hammer.
We salvaged these timbers from houses being demolished in Sydney, previously these timbers had been smashed to pieces with an excavator and sent to landfill.
Our demolition partners took the care and time to pull each timber apart by hand on the demolition site before the excavators came in. The salvage load is then brought to our yard at the Canberra Brickworks where we metal detect and sort every single piece by hand to ensure only the highest quality timbers make it into our stock.
What is left is incredibly beautiful Australian Hardwood, approximately 50 to 100 years old, originally logged from old growth forests along the East Coast. It makes absolutely no sense for this amazing resource to go to the tip. As always with timber recycling there was some serious elbow grease and effort required to give it new life!
For this job at the convention centre our team at Thor’s Hammer split the old roof timbers through our band saw and then set to it with a wire brush to clean up any splinters or dirt while at the same time retaining the patina of the historic timber.
The curved batten cladding was made in the Thor's Hammer joinery by splitting the timber into very thin sections and gluing them together again clamped into a curved form.
Monarch Building did a great job of the tricky install. Getting uneven wire brushed timbers looking evenly spaced took some considerable care and skill from their team, it certainly isn’t their first fit out they have worked on!
Thor’s Hammer has been supplying recycled timbers for both commercial and residential purposes for over 20 years. If you have a project or space you need to transform we would love to work with you to get the result you want. Contact us here