The Fine Timber Co.
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There are no two logs the same.

The Fine Timber Company was the result of Derek Doak’s passion for all things timber, and the variations of nature that make it so vibrant.

Derek “The Timber Bloke“ Doak

Derek “The Timber Bloke“ Doak


After many years of creating various timber projects in his shed at home, Derek decided that his interest in the process of getting the timber to a workable stage was overtaking his interest in using the timber.

Whilst he still creates beautiful pieces of work, these days Derek spends more time converting a log into the perfect slab, board, table leg etc. for other people’s projects.


Timber salvage

At The Fine Timber Company, we believe in making the most out of a precious natural resource like timber.

We specialise in salvaging all species of trees, primarily from the metro area. As a result we have an unmatched selection of Western Australian native, Australian natives and exotics in stock.

We carry a wide variety of boards, wide boards, slabs, burls and turning blanks.

We take care when milling to extract high featured timber for that special project including curly, fiddleback, spalted, book matched, fork/crotch, marbled and black spot.

Each log is carefully assessed to ascertain the best way to mill it to bring out the best features.


Salvaging an old Peppercorn tree from a suburban property. Our experience with salvaged logs means we know how to cut the timber to reveal its greatest features, pattern and colour.

 Timber Sources



Salvaged logs amount to about 80% of our logs. If you have a log, let us know.



Most of our Sheoak comes from Government auctions. About 5% of our logs.



We import timber from the US (Indiana and Michigan) and Germany. This amounts to about 10% of our timber.



We source plantation logs from Yallingup and Walpole. All of our Tasmanian Blackwood comes form this source. Plantations supply about 5% of our timber. We expect this figure to increase as the plantations mature.

Our fine team

Customer Showcase

Our love for fine timber is shared by our customers. Presented here are just some of the photographs sent to us by the fine creators who choose us for their fine timber projects.