Sustainable timber & joinery. Designed for a lifetime.

Sustainably Sourced Recycled Timber Tables. Handmade in Melbourne, Designed for a Lifetime.
Refined over a decade, our process of sourcing wild sustainable timber all the way through to installing it in your space will makes your experience effortless while guaranteeing a breathtaking result every time. 
Sustainably Sourced Recycled Timber Tables. Handmade in Melbourne, Designed for a Lifetime.
Refined over a decade, our process of sourcing wild sustainable timber all the way through to installing it in your space will makes your experience effortless while guaranteeing a breathtaking result every time. 

OUR TIMBER

We work exclusively with our own collection of timber from a variety of sustainable sources. This includes storm affected and already fallen trees, trees needing removal for safety around power lines and homes. We give you a guarantee that our complete inventory is 100% sustainable and exceptionally unique.

TIMBER SLAB

Our Premium Option

We salvage fallen trees, most often down as a result of storm damage or having been removed for hazard reduction in urban and rural areas, usually to protect homes or powerlines. These logs are milled into slabs and dried in our purpose-made kiln before being skip dressed and stacked ready to make a unique piece for your unique space.

RECYCLED

Our Economical Option

We recycle hardwood from power poles, bridges and building demolition.
Nails and bolts are removed by hand before the timber is graded and sorted into species. Power poles and bridge timbers are then milled into boards and dried in our kiln. The boards are then skip dressed and packed ready to be crafted into a unique piece for your unique space.

OUR PROCESS

We source timber

We work exclusively with our own timber from a variety of sustainable sources, from recycled hardwood to storm affected and already fallen trees, trees needing removal for safety around power lines and homes. All this means our complete inventory is 100% sustainable and unique.

Select your wood

Choose between recycled or salvaged slab timber, both of which a wide variety of breathtaking species in the likes of messmate, blackwood, blackbutt, spotted gum, oak, grey box, red gum, ash and many more.

Choose your base

Our ever increasing variety of handmade steel bases are inlaid with matching timber that offer an exceptional finish. By using locally black smithed steel, we are afforded more freedom in design and greater strength.

Choose your style

Define the size, shape, edge style, fill colour and more. We design and create tables and benchtops to suit any environment from boardrooms to cafe tables and everything in between.

Choose your finish

All of our tables are hand finished with various surface options, including brushed, scraped or smooth textured and finished with our nontoxic water based coatings.

SERVICES

AUTHENTICITY

Each piece is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity, including the history and story behind the timber, the location of indigenous land it was sourced from, it’s the ageing process and an overview behind the grain complexity and the colour range set within the piece. Each piece has a corresponding numbered plaque, confirming this is an official Sawn design.

“We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which SAWN’s workshop is located in Melbourne’s south and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging”

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