Here’s a cool little story about Jack Candlish who makes beautiful surfboards using our paulownia timber and 100% recycled polystyrene. Take a read here.
David Wilson used off-cuts of our paulownia to make a 1/12 scale model of St James’ Church in Ardmore.
Built as closely as possible to the stud-framed construction of the actual church, David has used a mixture of timbers in the model, including pine, rimu, paulownia and cedar. The model will be on display at the Clevedon Anglican Church for the first two weeks of November.
David is available to create models of other buildings and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
More images and details of the construction process can be found in this PDF.
Business cards made out of paulownia? The lightweight properties of paulownia enable it to be used for a wide – and sometimes unusual – variety of products. John from Te Puna Design has recently crafted us some business cards made from our very own timber. And he’s also designed some nifty, curved holders to display them in. If you’d like to order some paulownia business cards of your own, email John at email@example.com