Beautiful Australian hand-made soapdishes, naked or lightly oiled using natural Tung oil. Each piece is thoughtfully made from salvaged Strahan timber, King Billy Pine and Huon Pine.
King Billy Pine & Huon Pine only grow in the wet, temperate rainforests of South West Tasmania - on the whole planet!
Huon Pine Huon Pine is still regarded as the best boat-building timber in the world. The timber has a very high oil content, methyl eugenol, which renders it impervious to insects, waterproof, and imbues it with its characteristic sappy perfume. The high oil content also means the timber can be bent, shaped, worked and sculpted without splitting and finishes to a superb, fine lustre. Pale straw coloured when first cut, it ages to a rich honey gold.
King Billy Pine King Billy, or King William, Pine has been listed as endangered under Australia's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act of 1999. Its rot-resisting qualities are not as phenomenal as Huon, but they can be successfully stockpiled for hundreds of years, an ability unheard-of in most other timbers. Our local sawmill in Strahan does not expect to get any more logs of King Billy pine, living or long dead. To get access to even a small plank of King Billy pine is to join a very small and select group. The items made from it will be the embodiment of its history.
Each dish is handcrafted, and as every piece of salvaged wood is unique, no two soapdishes are exactly the same.
The dimensions and weight are approximate measurements only -
Large Square – 10 x 9 x 2.5cm, approximately 125g
Large Rectangle – 14 x 6 x 2.5cm, approximately 120g