Tasmanian timber is utilised by leading architects, interior designers, furniture designer and makers, shop fitters, and building and construction firms. Explore this collection of projects for inspiration.

Tasmanian camp structure inspired by cultural history

Krakani Lumi Camp, by Taylor and Hinds Architects, was honoured as a highly commended entry into the World Architecture Festival awards for the ‘Best Use of Certified Timber Prize’. Located in a National Park in Tasmania’s north east, the camp serves as a stopover for visitors taking guided walks through the aboriginal land.

More than a little luxury

A Tasmanian writer blends her love of the Tasmanian environment with her admiration for Tasmanian artisans to create a jewel.

Tasmanian Oak wins Australasian Floor of the Year

Tasmanian Oak took centre stage at the Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) Awards for excellence last week taking out three awards including Overall Winner Floor of the Year.

Handmade, sleek and simple. IN-TERIA creates the perfect timber hardware.

Karryn Dargie and Dean Baird make up the husband and wife team from Tasmanian based architecture and design studio IN-TERIA. With a passion for projects where re-interpretation, adaptation and re-use are the focus, this design duo is on a mission to spread their love for a material that they think ticks all the boxes: wood.

The team behind IN-TERIA celebrate refined simplicity through their thoughtful and sustainable designs

IN-TERIA Design and Architecture partners Karryn Dargie and Dean Baird are proud Tasmanian’s, and they’re making waves on the Tasmanian design front. Championing the work of carefully selected Tassie craftsman, this Hobart-based practice has created a timber centric hardware collection through the art of wood turning. The materials chosen for each piece are thoughtfully selected with sustainability at the forefront of the criteria. With each architectural project, IN-TERIA inject their love of timber when possible to create an end result that’s simple, refined and will last a lifetime and beyond, encapsulating the art of truly superior design.

Decreasing waste, increasing value and design opportunities: Porta aims to get the most out of every log

Australian timber manufacturer Porta has been in the timber industry for over 70 years. Porta prides themselves on being one of Australia’s leading suppliers of timber products, mouldings and custom moulding services to the building, trade, commercial and home improvement sectors. Leveraging their expertise in sustainable timber to source and provide aesthetically beautiful products for specifiers around Australia, they’re also upping their sustainability game to ensure every log processed through their Tasmanian mill is utilized to its fullest capacity. As part of this process, their Bridgewater mill in Tasmania’s south is currently undergoing a significant upgrade.

Things of stone & wood

As a building company that specialises in delivering solutions for tricky or demanding sites, Hobart-based Lawless Builders has worked on a good number of unusual and intriguing houses. But, according to owner Stuart Lawless, this recent Bruny Island project managed to eclipse them all.

Re-imagining Hobart City Hall with a floor fit for a Queen.

Hobart's City Hall was last renovated in the 1940's ahead of a reception to host Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. This year it has been re-imagined by Hobart Architectural firm McCarthyReed. They were tasked with bringing life back into the hall while staying true to the sites rich history.

Integrating nature and design, Archiblox brings the outdoors in with Tasmanian Oak floors

Imagine waking up every morning surrounded by a scene of minimal, natural serenity. As you blink open your eyes taking in the first glimpses of the day, you’re enveloped by a subtle glow as the rising sun reflects on the warm Tasmanian Oak timber floors throughout the space. Looking around the intentionally minimal but thoughtfully designed bedroom, touches of natural materials are everywhere, from the inviting leather armchair in the corner to the cool grey stone peeking out from the bathroom- all touches that you’ve helped handpick from a sustainable source. The inherent purity of your home’s surroundings creates a sense of peace and calm as you ease into your day. While this may sound like a distant dream for many future home owners, there’s one design firm that is bringing this sustainable and beautiful architectural dream into reality for Australian’s, one prefabricated modular home at a time.

Highfield House: Restoring the ‘Birthplace’ of European Settlement in North West Tasmania

This magnificent home is noted as being the ‘birthplace’ of European settlement in Tasmania’s north-west. Highfield House has incredible historic significance, and as such, its restoration required incredible care and locally sourced Tasmanian oak.

Bungalow Trading Co. puts the ‘bright’ in Brighton with brilliant colours and warm timber

Not far from Melbourne's ever popular Brighton Beach beach is the equally radiant Bungalow Trading Co., a women’s fashion and homewares shop that has recently undergone a makeover. Tasmanian Timber was selectively chosen to bring neutral warmth and equilibrium to the new fit out to balance the rich tones found throughout the shop.

The wine rack that's almost too beautiful to fill with wine

According to Melbourne-based designer Jaron Dickson of Ontic Design, a connoisseur of wine should have their bottles on display in something that reflects their passion for wine. It should complement the wine and fit in their space. The Grenache Wine System, made from Tasmanian Oak and metal, is proving to be one of the edgy young designer’s most popular products.

Post bushfires, it’s business as usual for Tasmanian Timber

In the wake of the devastating Tasmanian bushfires, the processors of Tasmanian Timber assure the marketplace that when it comes to supplying timber, it’s business as usual. Tasmanian Oak, Blackwood, Myrtle and Celery Top Pine continue to be available in normal volumes across Australia.

Internationally acclaimed Australian Designer Maker, Jon Goulder, becomes Ambassador for Tasmanian Timber

Internationally acclaimed Australian Designer Maker, Jon Goulder, has become the ambassador for Tasmanian Timber. We spoke to him about why he has joined the campaign to support ‘buying local’, why Tasmanian timber is his material of choice, the rise of the Australian design industry and what he has on the agenda for 2019.

Tasmanian Celery Top Pine shines at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

A highlight of this year’s Australian Wooden Boat Festival is a handcrafted Celery Top Pine boat born of a collaboration between Tasmania’s Wooden Boat Centre and the U.S. based North West School of Wooden Boat Building. Celery Top Pine is a worthy jewel in the crown of the festival – the fine-grained, pale, honey-coloured timber is “incredibly durable and wonderful to work with.”
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