Huon Pine Strahan Wharf
Western Softwoods Sawmill
Phone: 03 6471 7110
Fax: 03 6471 8080
Address: Ocean Beach Road (PO BOX 75), Strahan, TAS 7468
Western Softwoods is located on the West coast of Tasmania in Strahan, where the ‘huon piners’ first began. This company is a sixth generation local family business who specialise in Tasmania's unique timber Huon Pine.
Huon Pine, Blackwood, Celery Top Pine, Sassafras and Myrtle are all manually cut to order, to ensure the best quality product is provided, we supply timber to all over Australia, for boat builders, furniture manufactures, musical instruments and craft makers.
Operated by the Crane family Michael, Kelly, Daniel and one of the last remaining Huon Piners Bob (Cowboy) Crane.
Phone: 03 6471 7244
Fax: 03 6471 7288
Address: 12 Esplanade, Strahan, TAS 7468
Hours: Daily 8am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day)
Our highly skilled woodworkers have close to 50 years of combined experience creating beautiful wood products. From dependable bowls, rolling pins and other cooking utensils to drawers, lamps, toys and so much more, each product is unique and is sure to become a valued treasure for years to come. We create products using only the best wood available.
When you walk into the gallery and workshop at Wilderness Woodworks, you will be greeted by the distinctive smell of Huon Pine and the aromatic oil finishes that are used on the timber work. Then you will begin to look closer at the displays of beautiful woodwork, admiring the many pieces created from Tasmania’s rainforest timbers.
As your eye wanders further, you may see some of the in-house craftsmen at work or talking, laughing, creating, dreaming or imagining. There is always something happening and the boys have more ideas for pieces than they have time to create them! Not all ideas become reality, but they have fun designing and dreaming. One day turned Christmas trees were only an idea – the next there’s a proto-type underway.
The majority of work on display at Wilderness Woodworks is created by the boys in the workshop and they are very proud of this! You can often see them at a lathe, working on a specialised Crush Grind, Myrtle Spurtle, or featured Huon Pine bowl only to see it the next day proudly displayed on the shelves – if it hasn’t already been bought by an admiring customer.
Morrison's Huon Pine Sawmill
Phone/Fax: 03 6471 7235
Address: PO Box 239 Strahan, TAS 7468
Morrison's Huon Pine Sawmill is a non-commercial mill operating from The Esplanade, Strahan. The mill is open daily with FREE ENTRY. The mill is family owned and operated, with the fourth generation of the Morrison family now working at the mill. The mill has been operating from the waterfront for 65+ years. The original Morrison's Mill was located at the mouth of the King River. Every day at approx. 3pm ("when the red cruise boat comes in") a FREE daily talk and demonstration of the vertical frame saw, which is estimated to be over a hundred years old, attracts many people.
Everyone is welcome. Snowy, Erin and Brendon are more than happy to chat and answer any questions. A variety of natural Tasmanian timbers are available. Bread/cutting boards, coasters, cheeseboards, hot pot rings (trivets), doorstops, wine bottle holders, coat racks,clocks, barometers and other hand made crafts are available for purchase at the mill. Also available for the home craftsman/woodturner are turning blanks, timber packs and a variety of bark-edged slabs. $1.00 off-cut bin.
A local wood turner has a stall inside the mill, selling his own handmade crafts. "FREE ENTRY"