Made from Recyled Wood

Curl Curl Kitchen, Northern Beaches

Curl Curl Kitchen, Northern Beaches

The Curl Curl kitchen, perched over the waves in Sydney's northern beaches uses recycled and chain of custody certified timber ensuring it has come from responsible forestry practices.

Julie Koh Kitchen, Mortlake Sydney

Julie Koh Kitchen, Mortlake Sydney

Julie Koh's kitchen in Mortlake, Sydney uses wood that is either recycled or chain of custody certified ensuring it has come from responsible forestry practices.

Treetops House, Byron Bay, Northern NSW

Treetops House, Byron Bay, Northern NSW

Treetops House, Byron Bay, Northern NSW

Upcycled Pallets

See what can be made from recycled pallets

See what can be made from recycled pallets.

Jamie Oliver Mobile Kitchen

Jamie Oliver Mobile Kitchen

The Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen is made predominantly from locally sourced recycled timber.

Auchenflower Greener Kitchen, Brisbane

This kitchen renovation for a private residence is in the Inner Brisbane suburb of Auchenflower

This kitchen renovation for a private residence in the Inner Brisbane suburb of Auchenflower was constructed from recycled timber and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood panel products.

House Earlwood, Sydney, NSW

House Earlwood, Sydney, NSW

House Earlwood, located in Sydney's inner west has been designed by Architect Eva-Marie Prineas for a Swiss couple with two children.

Recycled wood has a story to tell and it is beautiful too.

Recycled wood salvaged from demolished houses, old buildings, sheds, factories, warehouses, wharves, boats and other wood products is available from specialist wood suppliers, secondhand building material outlets, larger demolition companies and demolition sites. 

Re-using wood prolongs its life and ensures carbon is stored in the wood for longer which comes with significant environmental benefits. Just like by making aluminium cans from recycled material uses 5% of the energy used to make them from new material, recycled wood has similar benefits.

As a tree grows, it takes carbon from the air and turns it into wood. Half the weight of wood is stored carbon. By using recycled wood in buildings, and indeed for furniture, toys, and other uses, the carbon stored in that wood is locked out of the atmosphere for the life of the house or product.

Check out the case studies below that illustrate some beautiful ways that recycled wood can be used.

Curl Curl Kitchen, Northern Beaches, NSW

Curl Curl Kitchedn

Curl Curl kitchen, perched over the waves in Sydney's northern beaches uses recycled coastal blackbutt. It is a wonderfully robust material for daily use, with an ability to be renovated over time and by being used to the rigours of the salty sea air it is the perfect material for this site. The timber has a lovely backstory, previously being the roof trusses of a century old decommissioned factory building.Read more about Curl Curl Kitchen...

Julie Koh Kitchen, Mortlake, Sydney

Julie Koh Kitchen

Julie Koh’s kitchen in Mortlake, Sydney uses a mixture of recycled hardwoods to provide a beautiful pallet of texture and colour. The recycled wood was sourced from the Big Red Shed in Queensland. What Julie loves about using recycled wood is that you get to retain the character of the wood. The marks and scars tell a story and have given the kitchen a personality.Read more about Julie Koh's Kitchen...

Treetops House Byron Bay, Northern NSW

Treetops House

Treetops House built in 2010 fronting the Arakwal National Park on Tallow Beach in Byron Bay uses mainly recycled red ironbark, bluegum and grey ironbark sourced from locally salvaged timbers. Read more about Treetops House...

Berry Mountain House, South Coast, NSW

Berry Mountain House

Berry Mountain House is built into the side of Berry Mountain. The external wood came from a bridge built in Queensland in 1938. The overall standard of finish and appearance is outstanding and has given the house a wonderful character and patina. Read more about Berry Mountain House...

House Earlwood, Sydney, NSW

House Earlwood

House Earlwood, located in Sydney's inner west has been designed by Architect Eva-Marie Prineas for a Swiss couple with two children. Its external cladding is certified, recycled spotted gum and ironbark. The original ornate timber picture rails, architraves and skirtings were restored and painted in the original cottage. Read more about House Earlwood...

Auchenflower Greener Kitchen, Brisbane

Auchenflower Kitchen

This kitchen renovation for a private residence in the Inner Brisbane suburb of Auchenflower was constructed from recycled timber. Recycled wood used to create doors and panels for the floor cabinets. The island bench is recycled Blackbutt floorboards fixed together horizontally to form rigid panels suitable for joinery. The kitchen was specifically renovated with the environment in mind. Read more about Auchenflower Greener Kitchen...

Jamie Oliver's Mobile Kitchen, Queensland

Jamie Oliver's Mobile Kitchen, Queensland

The Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen is made predominantly from locally sourced recycled timber including Cooktown ash floorboards to create some feature door panels, spotted gum from the decommissioned Mackay Sugar Warehouse as beautiful bench-tops and old oak windows from a demolished worker's cottage. Read more about Jamie Oliver's Mobile Kitchen...

Upcycled Pallets

Upcycled Pallets

Practically everything you buy has been moved about on a wooden pallet at some stage. Each year in Victoria 600,000 tonnes of wooden pallets are disposed of. This is enough to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 ½ times every year. Much of this is quality hardwood that can be up cycled. Check out these fabulous examples...