7 Reasons to Use Timber for Your Next Building Project
If you’re looking for ways to improve the use and value of your home, timber is the most versatile material you can use to give your project warmth and start conversations that that are only outlasted by the longevity of quality hardwoods.
An alfresco deck is a perfect addition to an Australian home, where so much entertaining is done outdoors during our long summers. Alfresco decks on the north and east sides of a home also provide a natural filter against the harsh sun in the summer, allowing cool breezes to circulate.
Timber decking stays cooler underfoot than concrete or ceramic tiles and can add a dimension of warmth whilst blending with cool natural surrounds. Try an Australian hardwood like Stringybark of Blackbutt that can be stained and treated a number of ways with hues from blonde to dark red.
Fencing has come a long way from post and palings. Today’s fences are as much decorative as they are functional in providing security and privacy. A timber fence can be constructed from many different hardwoods, treated pine and newer cuts of decorative and stained pine.
Painted picket fences are a great option for early 20th Century homes and can even suit a more contemporary home with classic features like columns and English gardens.
A sturdier fence of rendered brick with inserts for horizontal timber slats is a popular design with contemporary homes. The render allows for colour updates that match the home.
For a stand-out fence that sets your garden apart, your only limitation is your imagination. A timber specialist can help you figure out how to get the job done.
- Fire Pit
An outdoor fire pit is a great way to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Setting up an area in your yard, maybe even off your deck, can be lined with hardwood timber benches made comfortable with some throw pillows or custom made cushions.
- Planter Boxes
A kitchen garden or flower boxes are an attractive addition to a home’s landscaping. Kitchen gardens that are set a metre or so off the ground are also an effective way of deterring rabbits and other pests from eating your produce before you get a chance to harvest.
Reclaimed wood is perfect for larger garden boxes, whilst pine is a cheap timber alternative to hardwoods and is easier to handle. Flowers planted around your home in wooden boxed garden beds will contain the soil and differentiate between your flower beds and a path or lawn.
- Feature Wall
An interior feature wall is a hallmark of mid-century design, but you can also make a feature of a fence or wall in your garden or alfresco living area. You can even build in shelves or protrusions for plants and other decorative features.
- Dining Table
A hand built table can be a statement piece of furniture that becomes an heirloom. A well-designed and structurally solid table built of Australian hardwood or a reclaimed timber can outlive your family for generations to come, whilst it works hard to host the events and celebrations that define your own life.
Using reclaimed timber can add textural interest to a room, whilst functioning to support or store books, plants and vases. Even a single shelf under a wall-mounted television can add an accent to a room that gives it warmth and functions as a shelf for all the remote controls.
And the Wonderful Reason to Use Timber for All These Projects?
As already discussed, timber provides a beautiful warmth and class to every environment, whether it’s being used to build a fence, a feature wall or some shelves.
Its appearance blends beautifully with its strength and durability, meaning you can enjoy its reach, earthy features for years to come. Of course, when you chose ethically sourced or reclaimed wood, you are also making an environmentally friendly, sustainable option for your décor.
Get a Quote for Your Next Job
Aussie Timber is the hardwood timber supplier Nerang relies on. Talk to us about your upcoming project for the best advice on the right product for one of the timber jobs on your DIY list. Call (07) 5596 3636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.