TASMANIAN BLACKWOOD

Tasmanian Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) is the perfect timber for the creation of fine furniture.
It is a hardwood that is easily worked, stable, long lasting and radiates subtle beauty. The variety of tonings ranging from light golden brown to deep brown, sometimes with a reddish tint and occasionally showing black streaks, make Tasmanian Blackwood a classic furniture timber. Further individuality is contributed by the grain. Sometimes it is straight, but sometimes wavy, producing a fiddleback pattern on an open and uniform texture, always with its own luster.

Tasmanian Blackwood occurs sporadically across a broad range of vegetation types. It ranges from the far north to the very south of Tasmania, regenerates easily and, as a young tree, grows quickly. Nearly all Tasmanian Blackwood comes from the blackwood swamps around Smithton in the north west, where almost pure stands of blackwood trees occur.

Here the harvest is strictly controlled and the forest is managed on a 70 year rotation. This program protects the continuity of this limited resource and guarantees a small but reliable supply of excellent mature logs each year.

More importantly, this cyclic harvest, combined with natural revegetation, guarantees the unique tasmanian blackwood resource will always be here. Sustainabilty of these forests is achieved through compliance with the Forest Practices Code and Regional Forests Agreement.

We use Tasmanian Blackwood on many of our classic Australian made Lounge suites and Imported Dining Settings & Wall Units.