In the late 1950’s/early 1960’s teams of Timber Millers toured the floodplains of Oxley in
North East Victoria, milling Red Gum timber into 4 x 4 fence posts for sale in Melbourne.
In those days Red Gum was valued more for it’s durability and toughness, rather than
it’s exceptional beauty. Consequently the Timber Millers left behind many unique slabs of
Red Gum that they could mill no further fence posts from. These slabs lay on the river flats
and were subjected to, and moved around by flood waters before being rescued in 2014
to begin a new life accentuating their true natural beauty in one-off pieces of bespoke furniture.
The natural grains and astonishing range of colours, due to age and exposure to
the elements are exceptional. No two are alike, making each sustainably produced
piece of furniture a truly unique, one-off, with zero impact on the environment.
This stunning Entrance Table was lovingly hand tooled to realize the clients vision,
by Artisan Geoff Simpson who loves to create a fusion with timber
and recycled metal resulting in unique pieces filled with history, character & life.
The stand has been repurposed from vintage horse drawn equipment. Specifically a
disc plough circa 1920’s for the base and a hay binder circa 1900’s for the supports.