New ‘Timber Hub’ featured on page 8 of the February Timber Trader News
WHEN Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to the northern Brisbane suburb of Kedron a new fit-out provided an opportunity to create a ‘timber hub’ showcasing Responsible Wood-certified Queensland specialised timber species.
That vision has been realised with timber and suppliers generously donated from a variety of members for the new fit out.
In the latest Timber Trader News Peter Arcus, of Anything Wood, and Mick Stephens, CEO of Timber Queensland, reflect on the project which is seeking Responsible Wood project certification.
A native New Zealander, Peter runs his own timber joinery operation in Brisbane who has also spent time working on Norfolk Island as manager of the local sawmill and timber cabinetry business.
Peter installed the pre-fabricated walls used in the refurbishment as well as other on-site detailing, including timber doors and cladding, bringing the original vision for Timber Queensland developed by Mark Hogan from Architectus to life.
“I was thrilled to be commissioned by ‘Timber Queensland’ and to be apart of this broad spectrum project. It was not without its fair share of construction issues but sorting these and getting results satisfactory to all involved, is always for me a powerful motivator. All the while keeping within budget.”
In the new “Timber Hub,” individual offices, common and break areas, and the foyer have been framed with a variety of timbers and hardwood upright dowels – with a deliberate emphasis on “biomorphism” where wood is used to reflect the patterns and shapes as seen in nature.
Mick Stephens, CEO of Timber Queensland, explains:
“The concept from day one was to reflect the warm and wonderful features of wood as well as showcase the variety of commercial timber products and species produced in Queensland. Based on the concept designs from Architectus, Peter was able to bring this vision to life.”