The Woods We USe
Here at Wood Sky Sage, we prefer to use re-purposed and sustainably sourced timber local to the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Whilst the area is rich in many different varieties of trees, we prefer to work predominantly with Camphor Laurel and Hoop Pine.
Camphor Laurel is an evergreen tree native to China and Japan that was introduced to Australia in the early 1800s as an ornamental species to municipal parks and school gardens throughout the east coast. It is particularly well adapted to the Northern Rivers region where it grows prolifically to the point of being considered an invasive species.
The tree can produce wildly varying hues and grains in its timber from deep reds and vibrant orange, through to light browns and pale yellows. Its natural anti-bacterial properties make it a highly desired timber for home wares.
Hoop Pine is a native Australian species common to the Northern Rivers region and South East Queensland. Although it is considered a softwood it is far denser than most pines. We often find that Hoop Pine used for products at Wood Sky Sage has an almost imperceptible grain of a consistent pale yellow colouring, with delicate pink and grey striations.
At times, we are fortunate to find off-cuts and other usable sections of other timbers including Tasmanian Oak, Silky Oak, White Oak, Silver Ash, Norfolk Pine, Jarrah, Mahogany, Yellow Wood, Queensland Maple, and Red Cedar.
As we are not able to guarantee a steady supply of these timbers we are unable to offer products made in these timbers through our website. When products do become available in alternative timbers, we advertise them for sale through our Instagram account @woodskysage.