It’s the end of an era for those of us who grew up in Canberra, with the demolition of the Northbourne Flats. The excavators have started tearing down these buildings that have stood at the doorstep of our city since the 1950’s, and were originally built to house public servants.
Back in the 50’s, roofs were made using heavier section sizes than in modern trusses. In incredible condition for their age, we have been lucky enough to get our hands on a good quantity of furniture grade mixed Ash species. We have already started making furniture out of the Northbourne Flats timbers and have more here if you’re looking for timber with a very Canberran history.