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Rich grains deliver gains

26 October 2017

Unique and exotic native timber showed its value at the recent public specialty timber auction held at the FPC’s Harvey Mill.

Senior Timber Assessor Steve Davis said a large, diverse audience and some wonderful weather made for a great day, with timber lovers bidding on a collection of some of the best wood WA has to offer.

“Handpicked feature grade logs prepared for individual sale sold very well in a range of species including jarrah, marri, blackbutt, sheoak and wandoo, while Goldfields timber milled prior to the auction remained popular, ” said Steve.

“We even had some mulberry collected from a local backyard that sold surprisingly well, exhibiting beautiful grain and colour.

“Overall the auction went very well. There were 72 registered bidders including regulars and a lot of new faces.”

The timber will mostly be used to create furniture and musical instruments, as well as for woodturning and woodcarving.

One auction attendee even remarked that he’d ‘practically built his house with timber from the FPC auctions,’ and was very appreciative that these timbers are made available to the general public.