Blue Swallow Designs use a range of different timber species depending on the projects we are working on. Most is recycled; scavenged from household waste, old pallets, house demolitions, left-over scrap – pretty much anything that is destined for landfill or the fire is OK with us.

Aside from recycled or reclaimed we also use Tasmanian specialty timbers; offcuts or mill ends when we can but also larger slabs and planks when required. This page links to the various timbers we use with some scientific (and not so scientific) information and photos of each plus links to other informative sites.

Tasmanian Timber:

Black-Heart Sassafras (Atherosperma moschatum)

Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)

Celery Top Pine (Phyllocladus asplenifolius)

Huon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii)

King Billy Pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides)

Myrtle (Nothofagus cunninghamii)

Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata)

Tasmanian Oak (Eucalyptus regnans, Eucalyptus obliqua and Eucalyptus delegatensis)

Australian Mainland Timber:

Australian Red Cedar (Toona ciliate)

Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata)

Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor)

Red Mahogany (Eucalyptus resinifera)

Silky Oak (Grevillea robusta)

Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata, Corymbia citriodora and Corymbia henryi)

Yellow Pine (Pinus elliottii and Pinus Caribaea)

Imported Timber:

Baltic Pine (Picea abies)

Red Baltic Pine (Pinus sylvestris)