“Buying” the timber…


Many of you have asked where I get my timber…

Well I will let you in on a little secret…

Even though I have nearly 20 tonnes of timber in stock, when I need a special piece I go and see Trevor Gaskiel at Northgate [Brisbane]

Trevor, who is an accomplished and highly acclaimed woodworker, is a timber merchant specialising in Tasmanian Timbers.

All who frequent the Timber shows around Australia, will know  Trevor and most probably have bought timber from Trevor at one time or other… what you may not now is that you can buy timber from Trevor all year around.

Trevor’s woodstore has been likened to Aladdin’s Cave … due to the vast treasures that can be found there… Tasmanian Blackwood, Myrtle, Huon Pine and Celery Top Pine are in abundant supply.

Figured examples abound.. as well as turning blanks of all sizes… this is just a small selection in a shipping container… the rest is under his house in racks.. a veritable labyrinth..

For the eagle eyed amongst you, there are two pieces of Purple Heart in the foreground of the picture above… these came from my very limited personal supply, for a client of Trevor’s….I exchanged these for some Blackwood, Huon and Camphor… shown in the boot of my car..

A closer shot… the camphor was too long for the boot …had to drop the centre of the back seat…

Some of this timber is destined for the Chopping Block I mentioned in a previous blog.

I always think I have got the better end of my dealings with Trevor… while he doesn’t give timber away, you always go away very happy with the deal. Good quality timber at a good price…

So next time you want something a little different for that special project give Trevor a call on [07] 33146816 or try his mobile 0403496 403.  If you are fortunate enough to live in S. E. Queensland, you can arrange to go over and have a butchers at his fabulous store of wonderful timbers.

You will not be disappointed… I never am…

Just remember to mention my name.

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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2 Responses to “Buying” the timber…

  1. Dannad says:

    Larry Mate
    You are 100% correct
    i was stunned to see it, and the variety!!!!
    regards
    Lindz

  2. Michael Wurm says:

    Beautiful wood that you traded and you got. Larry, do you ever use that bog wood that’s thousands of years old, like 50,000 years old. It seems like you could get it cheaper than us here in the USA. I would love to see one of your boards or something from your active imagination, made from it. It really is remarkable wood.

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