South Australian based Durable Hardwoods, operated by Rod Taverner and Justin Daws, started about 20 years ago with the specific intention of importing timber sourced from low ecological impact village-based operations in Papua New Guinea.
After working there for many years Rod had developed an empathy with the country and its people at a grassroots level.
“We have broadened our business plan to source and supply timber from ecologically sound sources wherever possible. Our main stock lines are Kwila and PNG Rosewood, two of the finest and most versatile timbers available,” said Mr Taverner.
“We dry and dress timber on site to clients’ requirements, whether from our main stock species or other Australian or imported species.
The Durable Hardwoods story is one of many features in the latest edition of Australasian Timber … out soon.