Black-heart Sassafras logs for tender at IST Smithton - four sassafras logs salvaged from road line clearing plus some Huon pine logs and a pack of myrtle timber will be offered by tender from about Monday 16 March, for two weeks. All persons on the tenders email list will receive notice and details of the tender.
Results of first 2014 Log Tender at IST Geeveston - Twenty of the twenty two logs offered sold at fair to good prices, see details at 'Log Prices'. As usual best prices were received for sassafras with black-heart and leatherwood logs with some red-heart.
January 2014 Log Tender, IST Smithton - this small tender of six sassafras logs sold for an average of $2200 / cubic metre for the five logs with black-heart stain and $1300 / cubic metre for a lower value log. See prices for each log in the 'Tender Prices' section of this website.
Kiln drying and other dry timber services at IST Geeveston - packs of green timber can be racked onto pallets for air and kiln drying, by appointment with the Manager Mr Chris Emmett. He can also arrange for timber dressing or sanding and slab preparation. See the 'Milling and Timber Services' section for more details and discuss your needs with Chris.
Myrtle boards and slabs for sale, IST Geeveston - packs of air dried 50 mm thick slabs and boards and 125 mm x 25 mm boards, see 'Wide Dry Slabs' and 'Sawn Timber for Sale'. The first fair price offers to Chris Emmett, 03 6295 7161 or email@example.com will be accepted.
Horizontal Scrub for sale at IST Geeveston - a range of small, medium and large (150 - 200 mm) diameter pieces of horizontal scrub (seasoned and green) is available. Some large pieces have been milled into bark-on slabs and bark free pieces, both types are seasoned.
Blackwood Sawlogs and Utility logs, IST Geeveston - mixed sizes of good quality blackwood logs from 3 m - 6 m in length, down to 30 cm small end diameter are available at $250 / cubic metre for sawlog quality and $185 / cubic metre for utility log quality. These prices are for truck load quantity sales graded and loaded by IST Geeveston staff, not for small purchases of 'best logs' selected by buyers. Logs could be milled into slabs or squared timber on the Woodmizer bandsaw. Contact Chris Emmett on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 6295 7161 or mobile 0418 998 452.
Premium 'Tiger' Myrtle Veneer leaf - IST Smithton has this scarce and valuable veneer leaf for sale in bundle lots, many in flitch sequence. Be quick - $66 / m2, contact Andrew King, mobile 0427 810 341, or by email to email@example.com See images of 'tiger' myrtle figure in the New Stock section. Also in stock are cheesewood veneer bundles some 180 mm wide and some 200 mm wide, see Veneers for Sale.
Expanded stock range at IST Geeveston - all milled stock being air seasoned is now on-site at Cemetery Road Geeveston. This now allows Chris Emmett to show customers all stock available for sale.
New Stock of Dressed Wide Slabs - IST Geeveston have a range of timbers and sizes available for purchase; visit, email or call.
Picture Framing, Blackwood & Mytle - IST Geeveston has three sizes of splayed picture framing in select blackwood and myrtle in lengths from 1.5 m - 3.0 m; 100 lineal metres (lm) of blackwood and 160 lm of myrtle. Contact Mr Chris Emmett on tel. 03 6296 7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org Picture framing stock can be ordered from IST Geeveston in other timbers and profiles.
IST Smithton is open for sales of logs and poles, (not sawn timber) but only by appointment, please contact Craig Jaffray.
Packs of air dried sawn timber and slabs are available at wholesale prices from IST Geeveston. See descriptions and images at Sawn timber for Sale'; they include myrtle timber, myrtle log slabs with burl figure, spalted sassafras slabs and fiddle-back eucalypt timber. All reasonable offers will be considered, please contact Chris Emmett directly. Packs of other timbers are also available.
Our ability to conduct tenders of specialty timbers material during 2014 will depend on the availability and quality of raw material from which to select pieces for tender.
If you wish to receive notice of future tenders and newsletters please email a request to email@example.com
Island Specialty Timbers, (IST) an enterprise of Forestry Tasmania was established at Geeveston in 1992 to increase the recovery, availability and value of specialty timbers from harvesting activities in State forests. Now three operation centres for IST - Geeveston, Strahan and Smithton, receive or select logs, burls and stumps to sell to wood users or sawmills. IST Geeveston also mill some logs, burls and stumps into slabs or timber which are sold seasoned or green for furniture or craft designer / makers, builders, wood-turners, boat builders / repairers and luthiers. IST Strahan salvage and sell Huon pine craft logs, craftwood, limbwood and stumps. IST Smithton sell a range of raw material: logs, burls, stumps plus Huon pine craft logs, craft pieces and limb wood. No sawn timber is sold from IST Smithton or IST Strahan, please contact sawmills at Smithton, Camdale, Strahan, or Lynchford (south of Queenstown).
The special timbers processed by IST are harvested from forests whose managment by Forestry Tasmania has been certified under national and international standards, the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and the International Standards for Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001).
The three IST sites are licensed Chain of Custody members, FTT 08005, to guarantee customers that all their raw material and products are Tasmanian fine timbers sourced from AFS certified forests. The Chain of Custody system is managed by Fine Timber Tasmania Inc., maintained by a coordinator and is annually assessed by independent auditors.
Huon Pine material is sourced from sites previously harvested for sawlogs, from stockpiles salvaged many years ago, prior to dam construction and from logs recovered after river floods.
About ninety (90) per cent of all Huon Pine forests are permanently reserved within National Parks & Reserves.
updated on 7 March 2014.