Worth the Woodpile
Victorian Alpine logging timbers are being increasingly rejected and wasted due to the rising standards of material perfection. These non-uniform woods require excessive processes to refine for a profit, therefore they are burnt on site in order to make way for new plantations.
However, these rejected grade virgin woods have the potential to effectively substitute craft and building materials.
Many unique tree characteristics manifest from individual experiences of existing on the landscape.My concept aims to support a re-claim philosophy by challenging the burning or disposal of rejected tree salvage.
Through demonstrating the potential to transform a waste stream into a rich material source; is it possible for the furniture market to recognise the possibilities in working with the flawed material?
It is highly unlikely to solve the main problem but is part of highlighting the need for behavioural change in the industry and consumer material markets.