Queensland Australia is home to some rare and exquisite timbers.
Grant mandolins is committed to a sustainable timber policy. Over the last 28 years, we’ve planted about 2000 trees on our 2.5 hectare property. In addition to creating bird, wildlife and tree-kangaroo habitat, this tone wood forest includes Queensland Walnut, Queensland Ebony, Fame Oak, six species of Queensland Maple, and about twenty five species of the Silky Oak family.
Selective harvest and replanting has already begun with Rose gum (Eucalyptus grandis) trees that were milled on site and made into a beautiful kitchen floor. We recently harvested a self planted “Dead Finish” Eucalyptus cloezianna that a friend has used to build a new home.
We do not sell timber.
These Australian native timbers have been used in Grant mandolin family instruments:
Fish Tail Oak
King Billy Pine
Queensland Maple – figured
New Guinea or Queensland Ebony
Scented Maple – figured
These Imported tonewoods have been used in Grant mandolins:
Western Red Cedar