Where else on earth do you find something with such staggering beauty that it threatens to defy description. A structural piece that not only adds dimension and distinction to a room, but a history, steep in hundred year old history.
This recycled timber post was once a grey, weathered wharf pole, submerged under water for decades on end, being eaten away by Teredo Worms.
It has been carefully salvaged from the demolition site by the team at Nullarbor Timber, along with 2000 other Turpentine, Ironbark, Red Gum and Tallowwood wharf poles from the North Wharf in Melbourne's Docklands. Recycled and re-milled in our Moama plant, the posts are then put back into many structural projects around Australia.
Recycled timbers have been salvaged from bridges, wharves, shearing sheds and wool stores. Large in scale, well seasoned by time and tested by the elements, our recycled timber posts are abundant with character and add incomparable quality to home or commercial premises.
The unique feature markings you see here are the teredo bores from sea worms, eating out the timber over many years of submersion. We think they add remarkable, un-replicable features to the posts which speak of their history and our underwater ecology.
Teredo navalis, the naval shipworm, is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Teredinidae, the shipworms. (From genus Teredo.) Like other species in this family, this bivalve is called a shipworm, because it resembles a worm in general appearance, while at the anterior end it has a small shell of two valves which is specialised to bore through wood. This species may have originated in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, but has spread around the world. It tunnels into underwater piers and pilings.
ALTERNATIVE SOURCE : SUSTAINABLE TIMBER POSTS
Nullarbor Sustainable Timber also specialise in sustainable (new, rather than recycled) timber posts.
Nullarbor acquire new harvest timbers from accredited harvest sites only, dealing solely with responsible contractors and mills that follow the strictest of private forest management practices.
We maximise the recoverable timbers from each log by processing a wide range or products and sizes from various species. We process these timbers to their highest potential value in order to sustain a viable industry without placing unrealistic demands o our natural resoures.
Posts can range in size from 150mm x 150mm up to 400mm x 400 mm in lengths of up to 12 metres.
POSTS ARE AVAILABLE AS
A personal inspection is highy recommend due to our extensive range and variety.
SPECIES AVAILABLE (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
Brendan Donchi has been working with recycled timber for 24 years. He comes from a long line of timber workers who have been involved with the industry for nearly a century.
At Nullarbor Sustainable Timber we believe that businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and operating in a sustainable manner. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods. It is our priority to encourage our customers, suppliers and all business associates to do the same. Not only is this sound commercially, but it delivers a duty of care towards future generations.