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Home Living : October 6th 2009
HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 3 Just wild about our hardwoods Wildwood Design's Peter Crutchfield says his dining tables are so tough family members will enjoy them for generations. Mr Crutchfield, pictured with son Zane at a table made from a one- piece slab of river red gum, said Australian hardwoods needed to be tough to survive our harsh natural elements, such as drought and fire. ''They are also interesting objects of art -- Mother Nature's art,'' Mr Crutchfield says. ''No table is the same. They all have different features -- sap veins, swirling grain patterns, bird's eyes and colours. ''For our one-piece slabs, or two- piece slab tables, we hand-sand where the bark edge was so it is smooth to touch, but we keep a slightly wavy edge. ''It looks unbelievable in a contemporary dining room." Mr Crutchfield is always on the hunt for unusual pieces of sustainable and recycled timber for his designs, and makes regular trips to Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria and the NSW south and north coasts. As well as one-off table designs, Wildwood Designs makes sideboards, drawers, chairs, consoles, coffee tables, entertainment units, mirrors, bookshelves and bedroom suites. They use timber such as blackbutt, spotted gum, jarrah and red gum. Wildwood Designs also has a special projects section for installations like wall units. Details: Showrooms at 334 Victoria Rd, Gladesvlle, call 9817 6999; and 78 Parramatta Rd, Stanmore, call 9557 7770. Web: wildwood designs.com.au Downlight danger Homeowners will see a major benefit with the news that fire- resistant downlight protectors will be covered under the $1600 Home Insulation Rebate. Approved downlight enclosures prevent fire risk and bring increased energy efficiency. In a recent communication with Arrowform, who specialise in the manufacture of downlight protectors, the Federal Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts Department confirmed that downlight covers will be allowed (under the rebate), provided they are approved to the relevant Australian Standard. Providing an incentive to install approved downlight protectors will result in fewer ceiling fires caused by halogen lights. These can reach temperatures of up to 300˚C and can ignite insulation, timber and other building materials, including dust and debris that collect in the ceiling. Arrowform's Isolite Guard meets the highest requirement of the Australian Standard and allows the enclosed downlight to abut the insulation and any timber beams. Isolite Guards are specifically designed to prevent fires. At $16 each, these Australian-made guards are available from more than 1000 outlets. 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