Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mal's Boutique Timbers

Its good to see that Mal Ward from Boutique Timbers has his own Blog site now easier to find and point others in his direction. I have bought a small amount of timbers of Mal and his brother Greg, scented NSW Rosewood, a few small burls, Huon Pine. They seem to stock a fair range of large slabs also.

The first time I saw their timber selection was at The Sydney Timber and Woodworking Show 2005. The rain had given the timber a soaking but with it brilliant colours.

Mal frequents a number of shows large and small, Newcastle is another one and Kiama Wood Crafts Group's yearly weekend event .

I bought this Rosewood some time back yet still to do anything with it, it looks a bit of old fire wood till it was cut. A reasonable size small slab was broken down to these turning blanks and lengths. A small nut bowl for a friend made from some of it.

The recent handles for the wedding gift  also made from some of this Rosewood.

This last show at Kiama they had some stunning timbers, slabs,  planks, burls and blanks. I bought a nice piece of Huon Pine (not shown here).

A number of the members from OTGA Ornamental Turners and Blue Mountains Woodturners often buy from Mal as well.


  1. Hey Ray,

    Are you happy with I use some of your photos on the Boutique Timber site?


  2. How could I say anything but go ahead you have been so good to me it'll give both Sue and I a good feeling to give something back.

    Don't forget you have some work up there I believe from David Laird from OTGA a few photo's of that might help to.


  3. Just gorgeous woods , I'm seriously jealous.
    Where I live,in Estonia, there are no such trees, unfortunately.


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