There's a barn door in Western Australia that is 12 foot by 12 foot! I kid-you-not.
Old wool sheds were famous for these magnificent structures, some of which are still standing. By the hundreds, sheep would cram themselves through, and out to the pastures where they would start growing their wool back.
At Timber Feeling we are inspired by these awesome doors. One of our favourite table designs is our barn door style table th...
In the fabulous 1989 film " Field of Dreams" Ray Kinsella, a corn farmer,[ played by Kevin Costner], is about to lose his farm to the bank. He starts to hear voices in the wind as he is walking through his fields: " If you build it he will come." He doesn't understand what this means, but he follows his intuition, and it leads him to understanding and freedom. It is a touching movie of hope and faith.
A theme of ours is the preservation of the history of our city.
We try to recycle and rejuvenate timber that was once part of the city’s urban infrastructure.
And we are inspired by the provenance of this vibrant city, and like to use memorabilia, embedded in our table tops. We also use images of iconic Melbourne in the same way; The Victorian architecture, our public buildings, wharves, piers and stations etc.
Not everyone can house a monster table. But people tend to gravitate towards them. It's probably a primal thing. It's not just the length and the width- but also the thickness that gives a feeling of solidity, and permanence- like bricks and mortar.
Anything over 40ml, is thick. This one is 60ml- a real monolith! This is a 6 person lift.
Families who plan to lay down their roots in a house for prolonged periods often go f...
We recently acquired some old hardwood, that was delivered to us by the company that was developing an old industrial site. On the delivery day, the tip-truck driver, an elderly Italian man, told us that the site was part of an old Footscray market plaza. He commented that the warehouses were built at least 30 years before the Melbourne Olympics.
When we polished the first boards, we found a mixed-species of Eucalyptus Hardwood...
"Melbourne is a graceful city; one of a few places in the world that has retained it's Victorian heritage. The timber that supported the growth of this thriving commercial centre can still be rescued. It has seasoned and cured, and is now mature - perfect for timber joinery. I say, with some relief, that there are still old-school demolishers who take the care to retrieve this timber, intact.
Stunning native timber...
Early timber workbenches were used in many different industries: woodwork, engineering, the rag trade, etc. They were often of large proportions, and unsuitable for homes. We can custom make a workbench from old industrial materials, and recycled timber, to suit your space. These custom made benches are an innovative idea as a hall table or entertainment unit.