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Windsor, Ball or Acorn ?

Windsor, Ball or Acorn ?

Over the last few years we have been continually adding fence post capital designs to our range; from pyramid to flat and glass to metal, we now have over 25 variations to choose from. If you went back in time 30 years, the choice was much more simpler; Windsor, Ball or Acorn was all you needed to consider. Read more...

How To Choose the Best Timber Species for Your Project

How To Choose the Best Timber Species for Your Project

Contrary to popular belief, not all timber species are created equal; some are inexpensive and easy to work with, like pine and meranti, while others are more durable and decorative, such as American oak and Jarrah. What’s important on one job, may not be on another, which is why we’ve compiled a list to help you decide which timber species might work for you, and which ones you should avoid. Read more...

Galvanised Balustrade For A Ramp

Galvanised Balustrade For A Ramp

In recent years there has been a trend away from getting older people going into aged care facilities. Rather they have been encouraged to stay in their own home as long as possible and receive at-home-care. To enable this to happen it is important that their home is as safe as possible, with one of the major issues being trip and fall hazards. Read more...

Wall Panel Timber Moulding

Wall Panel Timber Moulding

The use of timber as wall paneling is something that has become quite popular over the last couple of years. We already manufacture a range of 1/2 dowels in different sizes and timbers that is used for this application, but recently we had a request from a customer to produce a custom profile for the front of a bar in a pub here in Adelaide. Read more...

Turned Baluster On A Grand Staircase

Turned Baluster On A Grand Staircase

We may not have built the staircase on the most expensive house ever sold in Adelaide, but one of our turned baluster designs did feature on it. The grand staircase you can see in the photos below was built by a stairbuilder here in Adelaide called Stair Innovations. The staircase resides in a new-build house on Robe Terrace in the exclusive Adelaide suburb on Medindie. The house took over 6 years to build, and was sold in early 2021. Read more...

Treated Turned Porch Post - Old v New

Treated Turned Porch Post - Old v New

In January 2020 my Dad and I did a motorcycle trip up to the town of Quorn, which is about 350km north of Adelaide. Quorn was originally a railway town that was established in the late 1800's. Like a lot of railway towns in Australia, when the railway left, so did the people. These days Quorn has about 1000 people living in it, and is a popular tourist destination for people wanting to explore the Flinders Ranges. Read more...

Designer Rail - Now Available in Black

Designer Rail - Now Available in Black

Around 10 years ago we introduced a new timber handrail system into Australia. We called it the Designer Rail and it was a system that allowed you to seamlessly combine timber dowel handrail in 43mm diameter with stainless steel fittings, such as bends and end caps. Like all good products, you can't keep on offering the same items and expect them to continue to sell at the same level they once use; so with this in mind we decided that now was the time to make a change. Read more...

New Product Catalogue Available For Download

New Product Catalogue Available For Download

We are pleased to announce that we have just released our new Product Catalogue, and you can click the image below or go to this link to download it. If anyone has ever had experience in putting together a catalogue, you will know that it can be quite a substantial undertaking. Read more...

Tapered Round Timber Plugs

Tapered Round Timber Plugs

A round tapered plug might seem like an easy product to make, but when that plug has a maximum diameter of 165mm it presents a number of problems. Plugs of this size require large sections of timber to be glued together, but luckily for us we have some heavy duty clamps that are big enough to handle it. Read more...

50mm Rebated American Oak Dowel

50mm Rebated American Oak Dowel

50mm American Oak dowel is a product that we have been stocking and selling for a while now; but occasionally we get a request from customers for a rebated to be put into it. This particular customer needed a 27x27mm rebate to be put into the dowel so that it would fit over the top of a steel rail that formed part of a balustrade on a staircase. Read more...

Decorate a Verandah with Fretwork Spindles

Decorate a Verandah with Fretwork Spindles

Fretwork spindles are a great way to decorate a verandah or porch of a traditional Australian home. We have 3 different turned styles available for you to use for this purpose. 2 of the designs have a 13mm pin on each and that would be used to fix into a top and bottom rail, and the 3rd design has an un-turned 42x42mm square block each end. Read more...

Heritage Handrail Available in 4 Timbers

Heritage Handrail Available in 4 Timbers

In the early 2000's we decided it was time to re-introduce timber handrails to our business. We had been making handrails 10 years earlier, but for a variety of different reasons we had stopped doing so. We wanted our first handrail profile to be a very traditional looking design, so after a bit of a Q and A with our customers we came up with our Heritage Handrail profile, which was 65mm wide and 65mm high. Read more...

New Square-Line Range of Legs

New Square-Line Range of Legs

In 2014 we started manufacturing and selling online our range of Slim-Line furniture legs. Then in 2015 we added the Regular-Line range of furniture legs. In the case of both of these ranges, the legs are round and tapered and come in 7 different lengths and 2 different timbers. Read more...

New Pointed Fence Post Top

New Pointed Fence Post Top

Late 2020 when I was visiting customers, I had a request from a client as to whether we could sell fence posts with a pointed or pyramid style top on them and a recessed or rebated groove just underneath it. They told me that they get a lot of requests for this style of post, and the only way they can do them is to send plain posts to a local work shop and get them made to order. Read more...

Custom Timber Profile Mould

Custom Timber Profile Mould

Custom timber mouldings are something that we get a call for on a regular basis, but most of them are quite small in size and therefore are relatively easy to produce. As you can see by the accompanying photos, the custom mould that we produced for this customer was certainly not small. Read more...