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Hope Chest

This is the hope chest that my student Nick recently completed using a stunning array of timber from Anagote. The box features hand cut dovetails and a resin inlay in a top with quarter sawn Silky Oak, hence the ray figure. The carcass is made using quarter sawn NG Rosewood with a “bees wing” figure. Inside the box is a set of Silver Ash trays which also has fiddle back figure and the Black Walnut pins were handmade. The trays are lined with orange leather also from a local supplier, John at Hide Leather. This project not only shows a high level of skill from a student but also showcases local Marrickville businesses. Thank you to the boys at Anagote for their help in directing me to such wonderful boards.

Stuart at Heartwood Creative Woodworking

Made by Stuart Faulkner at Heartwood Creative Woodworking

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Dining table and chairs

Made from Silky Oak from Anagote finished with 4 coats varnish and carnuba wax polished with fine steel wool. Chair backs are Aust cedar veneer applied to laminated plywood. Made with dropsaw, router, biscuit joints and lots of sanding! The features in the grain sparkle especially under lights.

Made by Alistair


Feast Platter


This is a ‘feast platter’ with figured Tas Myrtle centrepiece, and Silky Oak feature strips and Silver Ash highlighters

Made by Chris Falvey

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