Timber selection is the first and most important step of a
long and personalised process. To the untrained eye a jumbled pile of old timber planks can
seem dirty and decaying. With patience and the skill to know what to look for we select
planks, one by one.
No two pieces are exactly alike. Only those with the right balance of preservation,
colour, defects and dimension, plus a magic mojo - an unblemished ‘patina’ surface that
protects and retains their unique, natural character and resins within – make the discerning
final selection. Natural weathering of old teak creates a ‘patina’ on the wood surface that
locks in the character, the story within the creases. It’s these storylines, unique to each
plank or piece that we look for when selecting from local collections to make our premium
flooring or panelling.