forest whimsy is a collection of decorative trees turned on the lathe

this little one is made from redgum

friction polish has been applied to bring out the beautiful colors

these trees look pretty enough on their own but grouped in with others, they make a real statement.

happy to answer any questions or provide further photos


Red gum is so named for its brilliant red wood, which can range from a light pink through to almost black, depending on the age and weathering.  Traditionally used in rot resistant applications like stumps, fence posts and sleepers, more recently it has been recognised in craft furniture for its spectacular deep red colour and typical fiddleback figure.  It can take a fine polish, carves well and is a popular timber for wood turners, particularly if old and well-seasoned.