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 its durability and toughness, rather than its
exceptional beauty. Consequently the Timber Millers left behind many 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
unique pieces of bespoke furniture.
The Fiddleback slab was located in an old bed of the King River here and was named
for its highly prized Fiddleback grain. Our Artisans also highly prize the outer bark for its true
uniquity & beauty & therefore keep it intact on our creations, adding a new dimension of
character & individuality to each piece.
Its origins are shrouded in mystery, where it grew, when it came down, & therefore the actual age
of the timber is inestimable. Very rarely comes a Slab with this incredible Fiddleback grain & colour.
Potential one-off creations for this slab include: Medium sized Indoor/Outdoor Dining Table.
The natural grains and incredible colour, due to age and exposure to the elements are exceptional.
A true individual & potentially unique, one-off, sustainably produced piece of furniture,
with zero impact on the environment.
Length Width Thickness Milled in 1950’s
1 x Slab 2000mm 800mm 150mm