All of our banksia products are hand made by a family run business in Brisbane Australia which was established in 1985. They use a particular type of Banksia called ‘Grandis’. Is it also commonly known as Bull Banksia or Giant Banksia. This variety grows particularly large and has a very dense center making it ideal for woodworking.
Each pod is cut into sections and put on a wood turning lathe. A chisel is then used to shave away the outside of the seed pod revealing its unique pattern. On every product you’ll find a combination of rough edge (the outside of the seed pod), holes where the seeds once were and a red velvety fur. Every single item has its own unique qualities and you will never find two the same! The products are hand sanded with up to three grades of paper, then polished with shellac and their unique vegetable based oil finish to enhance the natural colour.