Australian Red Cedar Furniture
Discovered early in the European settlement of NSW, Australian red cedar, Toona ciliata, was an important component of Australia’s economic development as well as its cultural history.
Occasionally referred to as Indian mahogany, its bears striking resemblances to Spanish Cedar. At one point the Red Cedar was abundant in the rainforests of Queensland and NSW, “the Red Gold” highest quality timbers were logged out by the 19th centuries end.
Reported to grow to a height of 40 metres, NSW houses the largest accessible tree, standing at a height of 35 metres with a 3 metre diameter for mature trees.
Australian cedar colour for the heartwood is pink to a deep red brown, while the Sapwood is generally yellowish white.
Available in limited amounts due to its relative scarcity, Australian red Cedar is used decoratively in fine furniture projects and joinery work, with antique and colonial furniture made from this wood being highly prized.
Due to the rarity of this wood, any furniture made by Cedarworks can be expected to increase in value each year. Examples of some of custom Australian Red Cedar projects can be seen below.
Custom Australian Red Cedar Timber Furniture
As a cabinet maker for over 30 years, as well as being a woodworking teacher in that time, working with and designing handcrafted furniture is my life passion that I inherited from my father. Crafting the beautiful specialty Australian lumber into pieces that are beautiful and tactile, that the customer loves, fulfils my passion.
As a timber supplier, Cedarworks uses only the finest pieces from our Australian specialty species for our bespoke projects. We do specialise in crafting Australian Red Cedar furniture but all of our other timbers can be utilised according to your expectations.
In fact, our timbers of such a high quality, that they were sourced for the building of the Diamond Jubilee State Coach used in the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Some of our customers request furniture pieces that they discovered on Pinterest or Instagram, which they know can’t be purchased that they want replicated. Whether you are looking for a piece of unique furniture or looking for a replication, I will design and craft handmade furniture that will your area that luxury feeling.
Some of the pieces I’ve built include bed frames, bookshelves, cabinets, dining tables, coffee tables, nightstands, desks, chairs and doors.
It’s all about craftsmanship and creating something that I would love to have in my own home!