Here is some Fantastic work done by a very skilled craftsman, Peter Coffey, with Strahan Timber supplied products.
Check out some more of his work here:
Strahan Timber are delighted to supply skilled craftsmen with everything from Timber to Clock Inserts to Pyrography Supplies and it is great to see the beautiful pieces that Peter and others are able to produce.
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Strahan Timber - Banksia Nut
Banksia nuts are the fruit of a small tree that grows in the remote deserts of Western Australia. Banksia wood is reddish in color with an attractive grain but it is rarely used as it warps badly on drying. It has large nuts that resemble "cones". These are commonly used for ornamental purposes in wood turning.
Much like walnut burl—Banksia Nuts turn beautifully to reveal swirling, speckled grain with beautiful patterned voids, great for ornaments and small vases! They are often sliced up and sold as drink coasters.
The nuts have been dried for years after harvesting, and have a hard, solid consistency, especially towards the center. They take excellent detail on the lathe, and the material is easy to turn, though a dust mask is recommended to protect against flying seed and dust.
Strahan Timber are a supplier of Banksia Nuts so come in store and check out the fantastic nut!
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From the earliest times, man has used wood as a building material. From houses to furniture, from doors and windows to decorative items, wood is integral to our lives. Wood is versatile and strong, and it looks so good if well finished.
Why Wood Needs Protection
But wood is a living material. To preserve its natural beauty, it needs to protection from the elements and the effects of time. The wood in living trees is protected by bark and nourished by natural sap. If these are taken away, the wood left to the elements will dry out and rot away. When trees are felled and turned into timber, the bark needs replacing to protect the wood and so does the natural sap that nourished it.
Paint is one way to protect wood, but at the price of hiding its natural beauty.
To showcase the natural beauty of wood, transparent wood finishes are needed - wood finishes that last, protect the wood and enhance the lustre and grain by nourishing it.
This Is What Woodoc Products Are About
The original Woodoc Sealers were formulated by a craftsman to protect and beautify his fine furniture. He designed it to do two things:
A recipe for a range of wood care products that is timeless.
Why Woodoc Works
Deep penetration into the wood
Woodoc penetrates deep into the wood and bonds with it, giving it a flexible yet tough and resistant surface finish.
Allows the wood to breathe
The Woodoc surface allows the wood to breath naturally. It works in harmony with the wood, much like bark does, to help combat ageing and deterioration.
Stays in harmony with the wood
This flexible Woodoc coating doesn't become brittle with age but stays in harmony with the wood.