Welcome note

Welcome to Timber Tales , a blog from Silkwood Furniture located in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, Victoria.
We aim to give an update on our workshop happenings, current projects under construction
and any interesting news regarding unusual and beautiful timber we have been working with.
Please enjoy the warmth of the timber and the detail of our creations.
Thank You, Steve

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas Sale Items

From time to time we like to run small batches of exclusive items. What better time than for Christmas.

Our current sale items have been handcrafted by Peter Jones and exhibit a beautiful attention to detail.
The boxes are the last left of this run for the year.
Please follow the highlighted links to purchase.

Reclaimed Western Red Cedar Kitchen Spice Boxes (2 available)

Inspired by a traditional shaker design.
Lovingly handcrafted and assembled using brass pins
 The lid measures 150mm Long x 115mm Wide x 87mm High

Internal measurements are 106mm long x 70 mm wide x 68mm deep.

Note the gorgeous little handmade dowel hinge.

 Hand finished with a fine wire brush before been hand waxed creates this beautiful weathered texture.

Price: $ 85 inc. GST

To purchase please click contact me via email.

Shaker style wall boxes. ( 2 Available ) 
Stylishly crafted by hand with flowing lines and smooth contours. Very elegant.

Hang them in the kitchen for letters etc.
 The internal measurements are 280mm long x 105mm wide x 90mm deep.

 They are created from recycled Tasmanian Oak floorboards. 

 Lovingly fine sanded before been waxed by hand to an ultra smooth finish.
The wax brings out this warm honey colour in the oak.

Price $ 115 inc. GST

Thank you for looking and keep an eye on this blog for more sale items.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Vintage Industrial Workbench / Dining Table

Our latest piece, an Industrial workbench inspired dining table.
Seats 8- 10 people.

The legs and cross bracing are reclaimed hardwood house framing.
We've left the original weathered patterns on the legs.

  We've retrieved the design from one of our ideas in an old sketch book.
The photo below is almost identical to the original design sketch.
With the cross bracing been a visual feature, enabling plenty of leg room and making the table very stable. 

  We've used recycled oregon beams for the bench top and have retained as much of the character and history of the timber as possible.


This beautiful weathered table is constructed using hand finished rebate joints through out.

The table has been sanded to a smooth velvety finish. Lovely.


We have this table design available to order from our store
Click on the link above if your interested or feel free to contact me.

Thank you for visiting,