After discussing the possibility for some time, Jim Banks and Gary Bennett got together to create the first ever Banks surfboard design using entirely timber as the medium.
Jim travelled from Byron to stay with Gary and his family at his home studio in Margaret River for 2 weeks while they completed this beautiful board.
They decided rather than worry about weight and make it surfable they would instead create an art piece that will surely become a piece of surfing history.
The Jarrah which was carefully selected for it’s colour, grain and history, has been recycled from the York/Greenhills rail bridge that was constructed in 1908. The size and nature of the beams it has been carved from would indicate the trees they were cut from were around 600 years old making the board around 700 years old! This means that the tree that it came from started it’s life some 500 years before English settlement!! Imagine if it could talk! This timber is the last in existence after a fire swept through the JahRoc workshop in 2011 wiping out any remaining jarrah from the York/Greenhills rail bridge.
The 2 central sections were chambered to reduce the finished weight a little. Gary made the blank using the recycled Jarrah and Sheoak for stringers. He also made the fins using laminated Sheoak and Jarrah so they could be press fitted to the bottom and removed for transport. Jim shaped the board using a hand plane. Gary was awestruck with Jims hand skills in doing this. His precision was unbelievable and sand paper was only used to get the smallest plane marks out.
This unique wooden surfboard is a collectable art piece. With the historic value of the solid Jarrah timber combined with the legend design of Jim Banks and craftsmanship of JahRoc Furniture, this board has the absolute provenance of being the first wooden board ever made by Banks.
Materials: Jarrah from the York/Greenhills rail bridge & Sheoak timber. Size: 9ft.
Custom made to order. Price may vary. Contact us for a quote.
9′ Solid Jarrah Gun Surfboard – uniquely designed and custom made by Jim Banks together with JahRoc Fine Furniture, Margaret River, South West Perth WA.
JAHROC FURNITURE – Est.1987 | MADE IN MARGARET RIVER, WA. Owners, Designers and Makers of JAHROC FURNITURE – Gary Bennett and David Paris, have won over 50 industry awards for their contemporary furniture designs and are recognised as leading craftsmen in the industry. Each piece of JahRoc Fine Furniture is hand crafted individually using Western Australian hardwoods such as Jarrah, Marri, Sheoak and Blackbutt. Choose an existing design or commission JahRoc to design and make something bespoke for you. The exceptional quality of JahRoc Fine Furniture is second to none, and a LIFETIME GUARANTEE of their workmanship is delivered with each piece to prove it.
Exceptional Quality * Unique Design * Living with Designer Furniture
JahRoc Galleries deliver furniture and art to clients Australia Wide and World Wide.
If you fall in love with a special piece of furniture or art when visiting JahRoc Galleries either online or in our galleries, getting it home is a mere formality.
Since it’s foundation in 1987, JahRoc have been arranging delivery of furniture and art to clients all over the world. Our Fine Furniture and Collectable Art on offer attract visitors from around the globe who can see that our product is unique/bespoke, and would like to enjoy it in their own home. They know our product cannot be purchased anywhere else, so freighting it is the only option.
For many people the mere thought of transporting heavy solid timber furniture or large artworks to the other side of the world seems too hard to imagine….but rest assured it has been accomplished on hundreds of occasions in the past. Just sit back and let JahRoc Galleries arrange it all for you, and wait for the knock on your door when the delivery guys bring it in and place it exactly where you want it to sit in your home.
Furniture deliveries to Perth, Western Australia, are carried out by a Bunbury removalist called Reeves Transport.
Furniture deliveries to all areas of Australia beyond Perth are carried out by Grace Removals. JahRoc Galleries have formed a strong working relationship with Grace Removals over many years, so you can feel confident that your furniture is in safe hands.
We can arrange furniture deliveries to:
All areas of Country Australia All Australian cities:
World Wide delivery of furniture. We send furniture to any country in the world. Many of our deliveries go to:
JahRoc can arrange the delivery of any artwork to anywhere in the world.
If it is to be delivered to Perth, Western Australia then we will arrange this with either Bunbury Pack & Send or Blue Wren.
Artwork deliveries to all areas of Australia beyond Perth are carried out by Pack & Send who will package the item to their safety specifications, and arrange for the delivery to your given address.
We can arrange artwork deliveries to:
All areas of Country Australia All Australian Cities:
World Wide delivery of artworks. We send a large number of artworks to any country in the world, with a large number going to:
Arrange Delivery Yourself
You are most welcome to arrange pick up from JahRoc Galleries of your furniture or artwork purchase.
Please liaise with the gallery giving details of time/day and name of person doing the pick-up.
JahRoc Galleries will give you a quote on the delivery first.
Prices depend on destination, size/weight of goods going, fragility and therefore method of wrapping/crating.
Once you have agreed, we can go ahead and book it in.
Insurance is strongly recommended on the delivery of your precious furniture and artworks. Just in case. Our delivery companies have a pretty good track record of delivering goods safely, but there have been a few occasions where the insurance has proven to be needed over the last 27 years.
In the case of any problem and the need to claim, the insurance is handled completely by JahRoc Galleries on your behalf.
A rough guide as to how much it will cost you is: 1.5% of the value of the goods going within Australia 3.5% of the value of the goods going Overseas.