Materials and Finishing

Australian red cedar, Queensland maple, jarrah, silky oak, red gum, myrtle and Queensland silver ash are some of the Australian timbers which Peter has used. Each timber has its own character and the skillful choice of appropriate timber(s) for form and function is an important element of design.

Peter is passionate about achieving a finish which looks and feels beautiful, as well as being appropriate for the function of the piece. Peter favours traditional hand rubbed finishes. The glow and smooth satin feel of a shellac finish brings out the warmth and depth of the timber. However where a heavy-duty surface is required, Peter has developed a durable polyurethane finish which can be rubbed back to smooth silky glow.