MARRICKVILLE BRIDGE SEES NEW LIFE AS RECYCLED TIMBER FURNITURE
Posted on April 16 2018
An old timber walking bridge that used to cross from The Marrickville Golf Club across to Beaman Park in Earlwood has been dismantled in April 2016. Wildwood Designs, Sydney based furniture craftsmen are proud to have secured most of the old timber on this bridge.
A new bridge is now in its place but Wildwood Designs are very excited to have lots of this incredible old hardwood to be creative with and make amazing furniture. “Australian hardwoods are the toughest and heaviest in the world and making furniture from this unique timber is what we love to do.” says Garth Nevin of Wildwood Designs.
"Luckily we got the okay to salvage the timber as the bridge was coming down. This deconstruction was quite a mammoth effort with a crane on a barge being anchored into the river to balance the weight of the timber being removed!”
At the moment the first table made from this old bridge is at our Gladesville showroom. It is made of old blue gum beams. There will be other furniture made from lighter hardwoods in the mix. We have given it a modern black refectory base and it is seen here with our retro black leather chair.
There will be many more pieces of unique furniture to come which we will add to this blog as they roll out.