Sunshine Coast Joinery;
Sustainable Timber and our Environment
Australia has a great variety of beautiful and durable furniture and joinery timber. Thankfully, the days of logging indiscriminately are gone and have been replaced with truly sustainable harvesting and planting methods. This means that for every tree taken from the forests, at least one or more replacement trees are planted for future generations. We specialise in using sustainable timber wherever possible. As you can see, we are able to turn almost any piece of timber into a beautiful, bespoke piece that will serve you and your family for generations to come. The beauty of sustainable timber is that you can rest easy knowing you have not contributed to the depletion of our beautiful native environment.
Below are just a few samples of how timber can be sourced without depleting our beautiful native forests.
The photo above is an example of a Queensland Maple tree
having been blown over in a Cyclone.
Its craggy nature disguises the true beauty which lies beneath.
In this image the true nature of the tree is revealed once
the timber is milled and dressed. Timber from the but is highly
figured however requires very good equipment and skill to work with.
The image above is of a Tasmanian Blackwood Plantation which is locatd in Tasmania. This beautiful wood has a distinctive grain and beautiful colour.
This is just one example of plantations around Australia and indeed the World.
Many companies and individuals are recognizing the benefits of plantation timber in the community.
It is a long term investment, sometimes taking generations to create a financial or other benefit.
As an old Italian saying goes:
“If you plant an Olive Tree, you plant it for your grandchildren.”
I have worked with timber all my life. From my apprenticeship as a Boat Builder and Joiner to Shop Fitting and Picture Framing. In the early days
timber was seen more or less as an endless resource. Fortunately like most of my colleagues, I now regard it as a precious resource and every effort is
made during production to minimise waste wherever possible.
At Sunshine Coast Joinery, we pride ourselves on only using these ethically sourced timbers for all our Joinery work.