Many of the materials I use are either salvaged or recycled and obtained from my local environment.
Red Gum tree stump salvaged after the flooding of a local creek.
This Red Gum was cut down as it was causing structural damage to a neighbouring house. It has provided me with vast amounts of material to work with.
Native Cherry salvaged after storms was sealed to prevent cracking, however: some cracks did appear and were incorporated into the design of these bowls.
When new neighbours moved in next door, they no longer wanted this Pin Oak in the backyard - it was too good to waste.
Jarrah Burl is too precious and beautiful to use recklessly, so I prefer to use it as a feature material.
A furniture maker's off cuts of figured Myrtle combine perfectly with Queensland Walnut salvaged from a friend's kitchen cupboard doors.
Transportation pallets can contain wood treasures also.
Even low grade timber can be used creatively after a pallet has completed its life-cycle.
Just because it is badly cracked it doesn't mean it cant be used.
Fence post burn very well - not necessarily as fire wood and roofing slate can also have a second life.