We have been out on the chainsaw docking and grading the last of the CSR Pyrmont Sugar Wharf Piers. Back in 2010 we salvaged the piers from this awesome old wharf. We sawed the round piers into squares, and then carefully stabilised them for 3 years to reduce the moisture content slowly.Read More
We’ve had some great news on our lease at Yarralumla Brickworks. The ACT Government and DOMA Group, the developer that will be taking over the site, have agreed to a five-month extension. This means we can stay until the end of March 2018 and will have the time we need to lease a new site and move in a timely, orderly way.Read More
Well, we have been quite busy negotiating with the government during the last while. Three weeks ago we met with representatives of the new Suburban Land Agency and the developer who will be taking over the Yarralumla Brickworks. The main topic was our urgent need for an extension to our lease.Read More
To reduce your waiting time, we have created a separate dedicated team focussing on making bench tops. It is working really well and production time is down to 5-6 weeks from 8-10 weeks.
It’s exciting to have the workshop so busy, it's a well oiled production!Read More
We finally have a meeting with the ACT Government and the Brickworks developer. This meeting is next week.
It’s a relief to be able to meet face-to-face and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we will be able to negotiate an extension to our lease.Read More
We're on the lookout for a new Sales Team Member !
It's busier than ever at Thor's Hammer and we have a position open for an enthusiastic and talented reception / sales person.
If you are great with people, keen to learn about recycled timber and know your way around a computer this job could be for you. Check out the details hereRead More
We've decided our Sawtooth Flooring is damn good looking – especially in Ash and Reds!
After some experimentation we discovered that the Ash and Reds both suit the tactile aesthetic of the rustic dressing really well. The light, blonde nature of Ash is a striking contrast with the dark checking and markings from the saw blades and the warmth of the Mixed Reds suits the aged patina really well.
Check out some installations and more info here.Read More
Our hunt for a new location that can be home to our entire operation continues, and we are starting to get a clearer idea from the ACT Government on the timeline for our move from the Brickworks.
In the meantime, we have to face the reality of moving - which is going to be a big job - but the team is onto it and we’re getting excited about the preparations. We’ve started to clear out excess stock and lean down – check out our Floor Board Pack Sale and the specials we have on Eclectic Cladding.Read More
Surely Walter must have set aside a spot for timber recycling....
We’re sifting through options on potential locations now. A few really exciting options have come in and we’re getting close to knowing if one of them is going to fly.
One issue we face is the planning and approval times required for some potential locations. This is something we are hoping the ACT Government will be able to expedite. Read more.Read More
We’ve loved working among the old buildings at the Yarralumla Brickworks all these years. It’s an amazing space, full of history and character. But with the ACT Government’s final decision to sell the site we have no choice but to pack up and head out. We’re looking in earnest for a new home, but it’s challenging. Read more.Read More
Thor’s Hammer has developed a new recycled timber floorboard product!
Our new ‘saw tooth’ flooring retains the patina of the demolition timber it was made from. It is hard wearing and durable, easy to install and the finish can be customised to the client’s specification!
The timbers we are using are all Australian hardwood structural roof timbers, salvaged from house demolitions, mainly in Sydney. Read MoreRead More
We are very excited to announce Thor’s Hammer is now selling the most efficient and environmentally friendly fire wood (briquettes) on the market!
We have recently installed a RUF Briquetting machine to compress all of our sawdust into extremely dense and low moisture content fuel perfect for your wood stove Read MoreRead More
It's been a hive of activity at 'The Hammer' with so much happening in the workshop before Christmas!
2015 has by far been our busiest year, more people are saving the forests and choosing recycled timber. Thanks! The lead into Christmas has seen our joinery team wrapping up a number of really nice jobs, check out the photos in the slideshow below. Read MoreRead More
Thor's Hammer specialises in salvaging high quality timber from demolition sites, saving it from landfill and turning the recycled material into high quality furniture. This video tells the story of how our furniture is made here at the Brickworks in Canberra, Australia.
For over 20 years the team of master craftspeople at Thor's Hammer have used a combination of traditional hand skills and high tech machinery to create only the highest quality furniture efficiently, accurately and built to last.
We hope you enjoy our story. Read MoreRead More