PRINCES PIER

AUSTRALIAN, BRIDGE / PIER, SUPER WIDE PLANK
Massive timber supports held up 8 lines of rail on Princes Pier in Melbourne, a major Australian immigration point from 1915 to 1969.

The resilience of this Australian hardwood, strong enough to have supported Princes Pier for decades, shines through in the timber’s rich earthy red finish.

INSPIRATION

Princes Pier was a major immigration point from 1915 until 1969, supporting eight railway tracks and other structures necessary to move the mass of people and goods that had overwhelmed the existing Station Pier.

It was connected to the Port Melbourne railway line, and from 1921 to 1953 electric trains provided passenger rail service from the pier throughout Melbourne.

LOOK & FEEL

Dark, smoky cabernet draws warmth and distinction from subtle black undertones

  • Hardwood Species:
    Jarrah, Karri
  • Timber Age:
    originally used 100 years ago;
    from trees 150-400 years old
  • Flooring Dimensions:
    100 to 380mm wide, up to 3m lengths
  • Timber Styles:
    smoky cabernet, western grey
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