Its not easy to find Redgum tables over 3000mm long and there is a good reason for this.
Its not because they are too heavy, but they will weigh a tonne!
Its not because its too hard to make them.
Its because the supply of long Redgum timbers is very hard to find in the industry.
We have made Redgum tables 3300mm and 3600mm in the past but we have often had to quote a much slower lead time than the normal 6-8 weeks.
We quote around 12 weeks to give us enough time to ring around our timber suppliers and actually locate appropriate boards to enable us to do the job.
I just been chatting with one of my timber merchants and suppliers here in my Nunawading showroom and he has advised me he has just secured some 4300mm Redgum timbers.
That means if you in the market for a BIG Redgum table locally made you should get in touch with me right now.
Thanks for reading the Word on Wood,
A couple years ago a friend of mine asked me if I could make her a single slab redgum table 2700 x 1200 in size. Making the table was no problem but sourcing the timber slab was much harder. The slab needed to be about 2900 x 1300 -1400mm and at least 50mm thick. These are rare and hard to find timbers not readily available down at Bunnings!!
After many phone calls to my vast contacts in the timber furniture industry I was off to country Victoria to look at a stock pile of redgum slabs held by a 3rd generation family of timber merchants at their mill.
I was successful and got the perfect slab down to Melbourne and the finished table was beautiful and takes pride of place in my friends home.
What was interesting is the different “interaction” the natural bark edge creates with those dining. Whilst enjoying celebratory dinner with my wife and our friends at their new table, I noticed that everyone was running their fingers along the undulating natural edge, almost “experiencing the timbers history” via their sence of touch whilst enjoying a glass of red wine.
If your looking for a slab table in redgum get in touch.
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