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Home Living : October 6th 2009
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 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 HOMELIVING SINCE 1984 Brookvale: 02 9938 6333 1300 138 771 SHUTTERS • timber • aluminium • vinyl internal + external Showroom / Factory 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 www.supershades.com.au email@example.com • awnings • • shutters • • blinds • curtains • AWNINGS to suit every application Guaranteed for Christmas ORDER NOW! FREE measure and quote phone 9938 4377 Guaranteed orders must be placed by 13 November 2009 Conditions apply PRE SPRING SPECIAL ON ALUMINIUM BIFOLD DOORS & WINDOWS Dual Award Winner 2009 AWA Design Awards Showroom of the Year 2007 2106120i hln wk9 SUPPLY L & INSTALLATION p: 9905 9700 We specialise in the replacement of your old windows and doors. Our Award Winning Showroom has all of the quality products on display so you can view before you purchase. Installation work managed by a licenced builder. Call for a no obligation quote. Frameless Glass Balustrading & Pool Fencing. firstname.lastname@example.org VISION 3 WINDOW SYSTEMS, Unit 3 / 42 -- 46 Wattle Road (entrance on Mitchell Rd), BROOKVALE www.vision3windows.com.au Commitment to excellence Showroom opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 8.30am-12noon Natural Insulation Call 9882 6177 email@example.com www.triclean.com.au Our EarthWool batts are made of sand and recycled glass bottles, don't contain formaldehyde and are as good as traditional glass insulation, only better... because it's natural!!! We are the eco-friendly alternative. FREE INSULATION Up to $1600 with Government Rebate Keep your house cooler in summer and warmer in winter while saving up to 40% on your energy bills 2166546K wk8 COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com Abbey Kitchen Designs Pty Ltd 29/7 Carrington Road, Castle Hill 9894 0944 KCHENS K K Lic 71070C Award Winning K K Quality Custom-Built 30 Years Experience SHOWROOM OPEN SIX DAYS K 2127710i hln wk12
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