Huon Pine Side Table – Commission
I had the privilege recently of working with Huon Pine, if you don’t know about it, here are some amazing facts to give context to my pleasure:
- The Huon pine is Australia’s oldest living tree and is one of the oldest living organisms on earth. Individuals have been known to reach an age of 3,000 years. Fossil records from a tree found in the south-west of Tasmania were dated at 3,462 years. (Carder A., 1995). Only the bristle-cone pine of North America exceeds it in age.
- The Huon pine grows at the incredibly slow rate of between 0.3 – 2 mm per year in diameter. Despite such slow growth the tree may attain heights of 40 m and commonly reaches 20 m to 25 m in height.
The product is not of my design, rather chosen by the client, however the process of working with Huon Pine was a real treat and it definitely lived up to hype (created by my own mind) of such a luxury timber.