We are very excited about our latest JahRoc Furniture design that has landed in the gallery this week. It is something so incredibly unique, a design that was born in pure harmony with the unique and ancient salvaged burl slab.
The new desk is called ‘Folded Ranges’ and the design is based on land formations around the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges. It will be part of an exhibition that is brooding with Larry Mitchell that is based on that region.
For me those ranges stand up hard from the surrounding plains creating real drama in an otherwise non descriptive landscape.
Words by Gary Bennett.
Enjoy these IN THE MAKING photos taken by Gary during the making process…
The Burl Slab...
I first worked on this very unusually gnarled Jarrah burl 2 years ago but just couldn’t get involved with it until I had a worthy concept that celebrated its’ incredible features and honoured it’s spirit. It had been through many fires and would be around 2-300 years old so it had to be something special…
The Design Was Born...
After walking past the burl slab in my work shop for about the 100th time I finally had that light bulb moment which was spurred by a recent trip to Bremer Bay when we drove through the Stirling Ranges country.
By cutting and folding the burl and heart wood, I was able to use pretty much the whole piece and create what I feel is a fairly dramatic and unusual desk that will hopefully be cherished by it’s next owner.
I chose some nice dark River Banksia for the door, drawer and legs as I didn’t want to introduce more Jarrah from another log. I’m happy with that decision as it leaves the burl to stand alone and be complemented by another of our great native timbers.
All the timber for this desk was salvaged from the forest floor.
The Finished Folded Ranges Desk
Listen to Gary Bennett talk about the new “Folded Ranges” desk insitu in the gallery.
Stirling Ranges, WA
Situated 100km NE Albany WA, The Stirling Ranges rugged peaks, which rise to more than 1000 metres above sea level, feature stark cliff faces, sheltered gullies, magnificent views and a rich diversity of unique and colourful wildflowers. The Stirling Range is renown for it’s spectacular and unusual cloud formations, and is very popular for bushwalking where there are 5 established ridge walks.
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