Norfolk Island Pine
Sourcing, Milling
2017

Warrnambool is famous for their streets lined with Norfolk Island pines planted in various numbers between 1852 – 1903. The client was adamant about using Norfolk pine for their table for the Warrnambool Art Gallery gift shop. After a long and arduous search which included looking interstate for suppliers of air-dried timber, I was able to locate two trees that had just been cut down at the local police station.

I got the opportunity to mill the timber, and Claire and her team organised for a local timber kiln to dry the timber. Norfolk Island pine is characterized by their large, red knots and are much paler overall when compared to radiata pine.

5 tyrone street, north melbourne