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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Don’t fake it if you can’t afford it

This article from the “Heckler” column, was first published during 2013 in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. It’s remained in my clippings and I still think it’s fun! Thank you Stephen Lacey – wherever you are. Why is it that normally respectable folks, who wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a fake Rolex, or carrying a […]

Made in Sydney…now in Adelaide

Should you be in the centre of Adelaide’s central business district, close to Victoria Square and lucky enough to be refreshing yourself at the Public CBD caffe and bar, then you may be surprised to know that the feature wall of wood, right in front of you, is made from fence palings from Sydney! So […]

Seeing trees for the wood

I have had some feedback following my last blog: worried that I sounded negative regarding a recent lost opportunity. I regret that interpretation. After 20 years, not only as a sales consultant, but as a promoter of solid timber furniture, I have learnt that professionalism at all times is essential and accepting the decisions of […]

Seeing wood for the trees…

…or the one that got away. Met someone recently who lives on the north coast of New South Wales, with a happy family and a business, kiln drying Australian timbers such as brush box, blackbutt, rose, blue and spotted gums for furniture and other uses. See pictures kindly supplied below He and is partner were […]