Timber selection

Sourcing and selection of the ideal timber is key to each of my commissions. Once the design has been approved and I have a thorough understanding of the client’s requirements, the next step for me is to source the timber. This can be a straight forward process or sometimes more difficult depending on the timber type, thickness, quantities or features the client has specified. This cabinet is to complete the home theatre room commission I started earlier in the year (see May blog post). It is all being made out of 50mm and 38mm thick Marri, and needing to be clean (minimum gum vein or features- which is what Marri is famous for); I ended up cleaning out 3 of my timber suppliers in Perth to get suitably matching timber! These two photo’s show the transformation from raw to dressed and sized timber, ready for the next stage which is the forming of the joints


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