New Blackwood

Friday, March 22 2013

As many of you are aware, all our blackwood is supplied by Denis Brown of Corsair Timbers, Yackandandah, Victoria. Denis called me this week to say that he had just received some “excellent DDG quality logs”! Perhaps one log in twenty is good enough for us, so it is always exciting when Denis gets some special logs in. He always rings when he has the right logs, so that we can plan how they should be milled. For example, our Cascade rockers come from boards that are 200mm wide x 50mm thick. Only the very best of the “good logs” are good enough for Cascades.  Other times we might specify 200mm W x 38mm T for table tops. Whatever we specific, it will be at least 18 months before we see the boards, as the logs must be milled, air dried and finished off gently in the kiln. Denis drives the boards up to us personally and we inspect each and every piece.

Everything about fine furniture takes time and care.