Station Pier in Port Melbourne is the largest
wooden-piled pier in Australia, rebuilt in the 1920s to accommodate passenger ships, and remembered today for the wave of European immigration in the aftermath of the Second World War. A tide of immigrants passed down the gangways at Station Pier on their way to resettlement in Bonegilla,
and then the suburbs of Melbourne. After 1952, English, Dutch, Baltic, Greek and Italian immigrants arrived in
ever-increasing numbers. 101,000 people came ashore in the year 1966.
Beneath concrete slabs poured in the
post-war years as reinforcement and locked within this construction time capsule, the original 100mm thick jarrah decking lay for decades preserved from weather. Remediation work over
2009-10 specified that the concrete be removed and structural timbers and pilings replaced. During the demolition process the jarrah was salvaged. Dense, heavy
300mm x 100mm beams in lengths up to 6.0m.
Meanwhile - back in the new millennium
- Timberzoo has hundreds of 6.0m beams in original condition,
strip-stacked in the front yard on the Portarlington Road, and can offer these to you for taverna, pergola and outdoor structures. The beams have regular boltholes penetrating the face where they were fixed to wharf joists by metal spikes. Other lengths
2.5m - 3.0m have been dressed-all-round for seat, bench or stair treads, and are stored undercover in our timber warehouse.
280mm x 66mm (Laminated) Rate: $110.00/m
Recycled 100mm x
50mm hardwood floor joists with nail-marked edges are face-laminated to form a deep profiled stair tread 66mm in thickness.
270mm x 80mm DAR Rate: $100.00/m
Station Pier jarrah in lengths to
3.0m with an etched face of fine black furrowing.