We are very proud to introduce a service where Alastair Boell will come to your choice of location to mill your tree!
NOTES FROM ALASTAIR BOELL:
I have been salvaging timber for as long as I have been making furniture. Both experiences sit perfectly side by side for me. As a furniture maker it is very important to to know where my timber resource comes from. Having a story attached to a beautiful piece of furniture creates a rich circle. I am most importantly a furniture maker who mills. To put it another way, I do not mill for convenience, but rather react to what the log presents to me. I never have preconceived ideas of what is achievable from any particular tree. Every tree presents something unique. I always mill to obtain the most beautiful boards possible.
In the past I have salvaged trees from the Melbourne City Council, Melbourne University, Knox City Council, various private arborists, past and present students. However what I am most proud of is that for the past 7 years, I have been assisting the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne in salvaging some of their beautiful trees that have succumb to disease or the environment.
Please feel free to contact me anytime regarding milling your own tree for your own beautiful piece of furniture, contract milling, or donating a fallen tree to the Guild so that it can be used by our students.
For further enquiries, please call Alastair on 0413537490