When: Monday 4 February 2019, 6:15pm General meeting, Guest speaker at 7.30 pm
Where: Function Room (upstairs), The Duke of Welllington Hotel, 192 Macquarie Street, Hobart
Cost: Gold coin donation
Presentation: John Hollis from Oakdale Timber will discuss the products produced by the workshop and show samples of Hydrowood, SmartOak and Shou-Sugi-Ban timbers.
Oakdale Industries was originally set up as a workshop for people with disabilities, mostly with learning difficulties, and was a small factory making brooms and brushes and other small items. As a not for profit organisation they still employ more than 100 people with a disability under the management of tradesmen, but have expanded their range considerably and Oakdale Timber is part of this. They make a range of timber products, including SmartOak (vertically laminated Tasmanian Oak), do joinery, and process Hydrowood, which is Tasmanian specialty timbers recovered from Hydro dams, most of which were flooded without removing the trees. They have good sustainability credentials and are part of the Oak Possability group of businesses and services that work with people with disability and children at risk to help them achieve satisfying and purposeful lives.
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