RIVER RESIN TABLES by NULLARBOR....Solid Timber Tables That Take The Pressure Off Our Resources Whilst Adding Incalculable Beauty To Our Homes and Offices.
Timber as an infinitely renewable resource...
Let's think about that for a minute.
We often quote this passage from friend of Nullarbor Timber, Nick Dattner who articulated so beautifully the exponential benefits of timber.
Imagine a material so technologically advanced that it is self generating, infinitely renewable, requires no attention, maintenance or capital investment, comes in thousands of varieties, has almost infinite uses and is produced in the world's largest factory whose pollution control is so effective that the only by-product is oxygen...
No it's not something from a science fiction....
The term "infinitely renewal resource" conjures up visions of a magic pudding of nature's endless, charitable bounty. Its easy to take for granted a self generating resource when it seems to constantly regenerate at no cost..
It would be wonderful to think that no matter how many times and how many industries step in to take a slice of the magic pudding for their own benefit, it will just magically and infinitely reappear and renew in the way it was designed to..
But for how long can it continue to do this? And and what cost when land clearing and logging industries are expecting to do what they want, where they want, for as long as they want to and have those resources magically reappear?
The truth is, trees and the eco system that supports it are not infinitely renewable. In the sage words of the American Indians whose people faced the same threat of instinction with the invasion of so called "progress" :
"Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money."
Our one piece timber tables can be made from wood that is is up to 600 years old and that would have otherwise been treated as waste.
A dry, 600 year old piece of timber that has been wind felled can be salvaged from the junk heap and transformed into a piece of furniture that will last another few hundred if constructed and treated correctly by experts. We have been doing this for over 40 years. And can proudly state that we will continue to do this for another 40 if you let us.
But time is running short. Multinational co-opting and big brand consumerism is making furniture appear "magically" everywhere in factory shopping centres that encourage the quick sell with products that are irresponsibility produced, environmentally damaging and designed cheaply to fill in a short term gap in your home or office but to not last the distance.
An article published by the ABC: ‘This is a cowboy operation’ by national environment and science reporter Michael Slezak, Mark Doman and Loretta Florance confirmed:
“Victoria is the most cleared state of Australia, with 66 per cent of its native vegetation removed since 1788.”
“Now, despite an official investigation and a change to the law to stop it from happening in the future, the state-owned logging company has again issued plans that include areas outside its allocations.”
Professor Lindenmayer worries that for Victoria’s mountain ash trees, a ban on native logging will be too little, too late.
“The Government needs to intervene and actually bring this industry to a close much faster than 2030,” he says.
“Not only do they store very large amounts of carbon and support very important populations of biodiversity, but they’re also critical for the supply of water to the 5 million people in Melbourne.
“How we treat these forests over the next five to 10 years will make a huge difference to a whole range of critical ecosystems, from carbon storage to biodiversity conservation and water supply.”
At Nullarbor Sustainable Timber, we treat our job as timber suppliers and makers of tables very seriously.
When we salvage and order sustainable timbers for our stock pile, we make sure our Red Gum, Jarrah, Messmate and Stringybark doesn't add to the problem.
We don't want to be just carbon neutral, we strive to be carbon-negative.
We see it as a responsibility to create tables that aren't just beautiful, aesthetically but are creating discussion around responsibility and sustainability.
It is simply not sustainable for large industries to keep ploughing into our resources as though they will renew infinitely. Its important for all suppliers of timber and all consumers of timber and timber products think about the long term impact of their practices and choices.
And take part in the design process yourself. Ask us to collaborate with you on your vision of your table or benchtop.
Allow us to share with you the historical details of the timber and the rich stories abundant within the piece.
Custom make a piece that is yours, that you can share with others to spark conversation about the importance of wiser consumer choices and environmental sustainability.
RIVER RESIN TABLES
Our River Resin Tables with white pearl resin or blue features add drama to your table and allow you to infuse colours with the rest of your interior.
HISTORIC COMPANY ORIGINS
AN AUSTRALIAN STORY
Nullarbor Timber is a family business that has been expertly creating timber products for over 40 years and been working in the timber industry for over 100 years.
The timber reclamation company was founded on the shoulders of ancestral Donchi timber woodsmen who had identified a shameful practice of waste and exploitation in forestry. Barry and Brendan Donchi set about creating more responsible, sustainable and future-facing practices within the industry.
Brendan Donchi, timber supplier and joiner 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.