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salt and wood

Re use it or lose it

A selection of mixed timber floor joists pulled from a builders skip in Newtown. Judging by the nails in the timber and the house they came out of it is safe to assume they could have been installed 100 years prior. And given the times those trees were felled in the trees would likely have been at least 100 years old (many Eucalyptus species grow for multiple 100s of years). So each of these joists could easily have come from a tree that was a seedling before Captain Cook sailed into Botany Bay and decided Australia would be a nice place to start a new country and cut down some trees!

 These lengths were pulled out of the skip, carted home, greeted with doubts from central command, de-nailed, brushed down, sanded, marked for sectioning of prime cuts, cut into selected units, all the major imperfections removed and filled with wood putties or coloured waxes, base and sides varnish sealed, ITEM number stamped, top surface oiled to allow food serving and cutting. And lastly feet and or legs were added. They will go on sale as part of an upcoming pop up shop/ exhibition of SALT AND WOOD works.

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