Craig Howard and Son are one of Tasmania’s finest timber furniture craftsmen. with over 50 years combined experience in furniture design and timber milling, Working with the world renowned Tasmanian special species timbers including Huon Pine, Kingbilly Pine, Celery-top Pine, Blackwood, Blackheart Sassafras, Myrtle and selected imported timbers such as cedar and mahogany. Every piece of furniture is meticulously handcrafted.
We use a combination of traditional methods such as hand dovetailing and carving, while using ultra-modern machinery to precision machine, dress and dry our timbers. Every master piece is crafted from us going out and hand selecting logs to then ship to our yard and band-mill them ourselves to have complete quality control and continuity of timber. This puts us above the rest because we can then choose and book match every board to best suite the piece of furniture and the client. We also frequently have our clients hand select there own boards to put in there piece of furniture!, making every single piece unique and special to the owner.
We source our timber through the Tasmanian Fine Timbers chain of custody. We respect the need to sustain-ably harvest. We want our industry to be still here in the next century and centuries to come. We ourselves proudly mill, air- and kiln-dry all of the special species timber we use. In finishing our timbers we use only natural products as we believe the timber is, in a sense, still alive, still breathing; we believe it is essential to treat fine timber with respect!.