timber and coastal living
Duncan Pascoe of Ocean Grove has been constructing open,
light-filled and coastal-savvy houses on the Bellarine Peninsula for some years now. Pascoe works with a cost and resource sensitive palette of materials but retains a strong unifying theme of recycled hardwood in all his builds.
A signature design detail in many of
Pascoe's buildings is a low timber bench running the wall of the living areas which does service as seating and storage.
Recycled Messmate in dressed board is the obvious choice for the finished edge and surface. It resonates with other timber elements such as screening and cladding, and sustains the idea of a relaxed, informal coastal lifestyle.
Brownlowed & Recycled Tallowwood
110mm x 30mm Rate:
A refurbishment of the Doug Wade Stand at the Cattery has yielded several packs of hardwood seating in aged Tallowwood.
The thing is - you
can't sit on timber slats and watch the footy anymore at Kardinia Park - or its new corporate birthing name.
Cats fans will be interested in these lengths of reclaimed
Tallowwood seating as decking, screening, seating - or as a back porch rail
150mm x 60mm Rate: $45.00/m
Lots in stock in 30mm, 35mm and - most commonly - 40mm thick boards.
All widths from 80mm to 270mm.
It isn't often we dress furniture grade board to 60mm finish
- but here's a completed production run - should you be seeking a chunky edge
100mm x 12mm Rate:
Duncan Pascoe Builders order this regularly from Timberzoo - but there's plenty left for your own project.
It's a fairly distinctive floor in terms of provenance
- when you come to think about it.
All done in Geelong by the local recycling mill - Timberzoo.
Not every town in Australia has that advantage.
Rates from $49.00/m2
It's worth dropping in at Timberzoo to have a look at what is available in reclaimed floorboards.
If you like all things tickety-boo, then
you'll be surprised how unmarked and pristine floors can be when salvaged from that
If you like the regular ticks of age, we have school floors that will tell a different story in the surface.
Please don't get all
hardness-obsessed about old floors. They are just visible surface marks - most of the time.
Recent supplies of Queensland Turpentine are from cross-arm stock rejected by power companies.
Whatever criteria they are using seems a bit fussy to me.
These lengths are not sleeper-grade. Far from it. They are sound structural lengths in a durable Class #1 timber.
100mm Rate: $48.00/m
100 x 100mm lengths are $18.00/m
Choose from 2.1s, 2.4s and 2.7s.
From old wharf demolition, we offer these butt-ends of jetty pilings - beautifully adzed and rounded - or else squared and bevelled.
We've cleaned them up without robbing them of an aged and weathered patina.
220mm x 75mm Rate: $47.00/m
In an old Toorak building demolition recently, the upper floor joists - thought to be Oregon - were salvaged.
Beneath a dark grimy surface were flashes of golden timber where nail-tear had exposed the timber flesh. Not Douglas Fir but Baltic Pine.
A wire-brushed finish retains much of the character and antiquity of these beams and they will suit an
inner-city build or a project that demands
Not commonly found as large
end-section structural timber in Australia - but at the turn of the 19th century and well afterwards,
160mm x 90mm Rate: $69.00/m
Skip-dressed to retain some grey age and expose the nutty raw tones of Stringybark Messmate, all these beams are over 5.0m in length.
It's so hard to find long and true lengths of timber minus any structural weakness that we donít think these will last long.
But ring anyway - in case we still have them.