Each wooden bird is lovingly carved from a custom selected bit recycled timber to provide its own unique grain pattern and character. As each one is custom carved they are all slightly different in shape and size. The upmost effort has been put in to sustainably source all of the materials used to ensure the most gentle of footprints.
The timber used for this bird has an interesting history. It comes from the totara tree which is very tricky source as it’s no longer being logged. That’s good news for this native as there are not many adult trees left.
I was lucky enough to find a pile of large beams buried away in a reclamation yard in Christchurch. Having snapped them up I did some research and it turned out that the beams spent most of their life as a church roof. Unfortunately, due to the devastation of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the church had to be pulled down. It is a sad tale but I’m happy to be giving the timber a revived purpose in life and I hope that in its new home it will be appreciated for many more years to come.