Media Release - A Beautiful Collection of Cabinet Timber Looking for The Right Project.
Wood carver Colin Blumson of North Arm on the Sunshine Coast, who has carved on iconic Queensland pieces such as in the St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane, is thinking of retirement and looking to downsize his workshop.
Colin carved at St Johns Cathedral over four decades from 1956, including on the lectern railing, most of the Choir Stalls, the Cannon Stalls, the organ loft and the canopy for the Arch Bishop’s throne.
In the Nineties Colin worked with Hugh Lavery to make hundreds of decorative Australian Decoy ducks out of Australian timbers. More recently Colin has been designing and building observatory domes which have been shipped worldwide to Iceland, England, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the US, Middle East and India!
His work has taken him across the globe including travelling to America to see the duck decoy missions and in his youth, Colin travelled to Europe as one of the first Churchill Hill Scholars to pursue his interest in Gothic woodwork.
Over this time Colin has grown a fully-fledged workshop at his property on the Sunshine Coast and is looking to scale down to spend more time working on his boat. With all these projects he has collected a precious well-seasoned collection of bespoke, hard to source timbers which he is wanting to find a new home for. The collection includes Red Cedar, Milky Pine and a large quantity of Pencil Cedar, large sections, sourced from North Queensland which is now very sought after as its not easily available due to changes in timber harvesting regulations.
Colin would love to see someone who has a vision to use it in interior architecture to take it on and can imagine it being a centre piece for Architectural and bespoke projects such as Stairways, Sculptures, Kitchen bench tops, Bathroom vanities or Structural/ornate beams. ‘The timber is perfectly seasoned, and I would love to see it being used to its full potential’.
For more information on the timber please contact:
041 7707 567