We have just finished removing the old nails and bolts from the last truck load of timber salvaged out of the demolition of the Petrie Paper Mill just north of Brisbane, Queensland.
A lot of really dense, durable and beautiful timber came in from this demolition, mostly Red Ironbark with some Tallowwood and Blackbutt too. What an epic building and we are glad we saved all the historic timber from landfill!
We have limited quantities of 200x50mm roof purlins and some 150x150mm structural posts available now from the Petrie Paper Mill.
We can supply this timber to your size specifications and finish requirements and it would be amazing to use in a variety of applications; furniture, outdoor pergolas, feature posts etc.
If you are interested in checking out the timber or having something made with it, drop in to the old Brickworks or give us a call!
And to give an idea of how the timber comes up fully finished check out this Refectory Table and Bench Seats made from the Petrie Paper Mill demolition salvaged timbers.
The client wanted a big long, practical table that was going to last their lifetime and could become a family heirloom for their children .
The Table was destined for a beauty of a home, designed by Canberra Architect Robbie Gibson, (Green House Architects). In developing the table design we worked with the client to ensure the finished piece would compliment the space it would inhabit.
The living and eating space is vast and light filled with high ceilings, we worked with the client to determine their needs; something grounding that was going to sit well in the space. So we went for a solid Refectory design.
The clients were keen on retaining some of the original rough sawn patina of the old timber so we lightly planed and sanded the timbers.
The clients are going to combine the bench seats we made with an eclectic mix of chairs to wrap around this great long table. Lot’s of dinner parties to be had around this one!
We were really happy with how this table came up and so were our clients….
"We want to extend a huge thank you to you, Liam, Thor and anyone else who had anything to do with designing and making our table. We LOVE it! We LOVE the benches too! It's magnificent and makes our kitchen/dining area feel much more like home. It even smells good!
A special thank you to you Anna for your professionalism and patience in designing it for us and to Liam for his beautiful work.
Please also pass on our thanks to Ben, Liam and the other men who delivered it on Monday. We were really impressed by the care with which they handled the process of getting here and up the stairs.
The whole process was a pleasure! Thank you!!"