This job all started from the sale of one table, which has a story all of its own. When I first started Saltwood Designs I put the word out that I was always on the look out for some recycled timber. A good friend Rusty delivered and said he had spotted some in a skip near to his house. So I did the right thing and asked the house owner if I could have it, he was very happy that it be used to make something. That's where this table (pictured) comes into it. It was the first table I had designed and made entirely from recycled Jarrah.
Next up Ben and Matt then ordered some bench seats in the same style to match the table, these were made from 110 year old floor boards. The final piece (for now) is a recycled Jarrah record display cabinet, this was made from Jarrah floorboards that were saved from the building that they now live in.
I feel very honored to have been asked to make these pieces and its projects like these that remind me of why I do what I do, so thank you.
Here are some very kind words from the clients.
“ We are the proud owners of two Saltwood Designs pieces - a recycled Jarrah timber table and benches, along with our gorgeous record cabinet – also made from recycled Jarrah timber floorboards. We approached Karl to build our benches and record cabinet after originally purchasing the Jarrah table, and Karl consulted with us on the design, turning our back-of-napkin sketches into workable designs and dimensions. The quality and craftsmanship from Karl was outstanding, in particular the attention to detail in preserving the character of the recycled wood.
Karl took a lot of pride in his work, and provided excellent advice on how to better design our record cabinet to ensure it met our needs and complemented the character of the apartment so that it would best fit the space. Karl was very flexible and understanding, provided regular progress updates, and worked around our schedule to ensure each furniture piece was built and installed within a tight deadline. The finished products far exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t be happier. Overall we would highly recommend Saltwood Designs.”
– Ben& Matt, Fremantle WA