• Bib'n Brace

    Architectural Products From Recycled Australian Timbers

  • Doors & Jambs

    We make a variety of solid timber and composite door styles, primarily out of recycled timbers. All doors are custom made to your desired size.

     

    We can, and usually do provide hardwood jambs, weather seals, hinges, locks and handles.

     

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    Screens

    Screens define spaces with a fixed element like Shutters, Louvres, Partition walls or as is the case of the image attached a combination of Grey Glass and Mirrors set within a lattice of American Walnut integrated with the Stairs

     

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    Bench Tops and Vanities

    Modern finishes and adhesives on the high density old growth hardwoods allow us to confidently provide timber bench tops that will give an effective service life in excess of 10 years

     

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    Furniture

    Furniture for us is free standing and is ideally designed and made to be of value to future generations.

     

    Dining tables, Consoles, TV cabinets, Coffee Tables and Spice racks are all examples of furniture that w have designed and made for clients.

     

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    Features

    Recycled timber features add an organic element that provides a sense of legacy or history to any clean modern space.

     

    Ideal Features include Bed Heads, Floating Shelves, Mantle Pieces, Mirrors and Furniture

     

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  • Gallery

    A Collection of Doors

    A Collection of Screens

    A Collection of Bench Tops & Vanities

    A Collection of Freestanding Furniture

    A Collection of Features

  • Process

    Communication, Creation and Completion

    1

    Design

    Contact us with your needs/ wants and we will interpret and prepare a Scope recommending materials, finishes and styles for you.

    2

    Budget

    From the Scope we will prepare an estimate of cost, if acceptable we will prepare a 3D drawing of your job and finish samples as needed. This gives us an opportunity to ensure we have an optimum design before any timber is cut.

    3

    Assembly

    Your job is then fabricated from the 3D drawings and to finish samples bearing in mind that we are working with recycled timbers that only reveal themselves when the years of detritus is cleaned off them so we will never get exactly the same finish as seen in a sample.

    4

    Deliver

    When the product is finished we send a confirmation photo of the job and discuss times for delivery or installation. Production resources are finite, hence lead times vary subject to work flow.

    5

    Enjoy

    Once the product is delivered and installed you will have many years of enjoyment with it.

  • Finishes

    For us, it is easier to talk in Themes rather than Finishes as each piece of recycled timbers is unique but will fit within a broad theme that has a range of colours and textures.

    Timber Selection

    Timber arrives in our yard unsorted and unloved, covered in dirt, nails cables, plaster and goodness knows what else. Before we can select for colour we de-nail and clean off the grime and oxidised surface, then we can sort for into stockpiles of Blond to Brown timbers and Brown to Red timbers.

    Industrial/ Rustic

    Weathered timbers, brushed to smooth the original saw marks and

    Weathered timbers, brushed to smooth leaving the original saw and wear marks. Colouring will be impacted by exposure to sunlight, dirt and in some cases smoke. Grey weathered timbers are most sought after and consequently we are always on the look out for more.

     

    We use a handful of finishing techniques for our Rustic style:

    • Washed and Brushed - where timbers are washed and brushed with either wire, nylon or sisal brushes to smooth rough grain
    • Oiled - we use Osmo oil to protect and preserve the smooth texture, unfortunately the application of any finish tends to darken the surface colour.
    • Stain/ Clear Water Acrylic provides a longer service life than oils so ideal for well protected areas.

    Hampton

    Thick lines, clean sections, traditionally painted the white-grey range

    Hampton style is very clean substantial look with painted surfaces contrasting with feature natural finishes like stone, iron or timber. Paint finishes can be rubbed back to show subtle colour changes of different layers of paint or aged with coloured waxes to give the timeless, comfortable classic look.

    • Timbers sanded and lightly brushed to ensure subtle grain emphasising genuine solid timber used
    • Oil or Acrylic paints in Satin, Matte or special finishes as needed

     

    Scandinavian

    Clean timbers with defined lines

    Having spent my lifetime growing up with a Danish master craftsman, I have an appreciation for the effort it takes to think through the obvious and ignore all that is not essential and emphasis what matters.

    In our Scandinavian theme we leave the timber to be timber, finished with subtle Matte oils that feel soft and smooth. Where the grain needs carving out to remove hard edges or splinters we do, blending the carving with the natural grain. Where a joint is required, we make a feature of it, where strength is required, we ensure it is obvious. For example an industry standard external door has a skin skin of min. 4.75mm and door is 40mm thick. Our door skins are more than 2x that and our standard is  is 46mm thick.

    • Dressed, Sanded and Brushed the timbers are polished to a soft smooth finish, often with undulations following natural features or old bolt holes
    • Oiled with an Osmo Matte oil or Matt acrylic that leaves the timber smooth to touch and is relatively easy to re-coat if damaged or worn
  • Blog

    Collection of case studies and feedback

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  • Corrion Prestige

    "The door looks fantastic, feels solid, finish is really beautiful, your service was second to none"

    Scott

    "You have stolen the show. Massive thank you for your work. Everyone loves it"

    Bert and Sarah

    "We love our new spice rack and chopping board, thank you very much!"

  • About Us

    Traditional Values. Modern Efficiencies

     

    Founder Bruce Cottrill, who has been in the manufacturing industry for 35 years, built Bib'n Brace on traditional values he learnt while working with his father who is a Danish Cabinet Maker.

     

    Resourceful/ Sustainable

     

    Our main source of timber is from demolition yards, the framing timbers that get pulled out of a house are still structurally sound to be used are furniture and have a chance to be given a second chance before it is disregarded.
     
    We also source timber through the client themselves. Clients who are renovating or building new from a demolished lot have some timbers salvaged and would like to have a part of the 'old house' in the new house. This is also a great way to keep costs down.
     
    Quality
     
    Quality is measured by three factors - price, materials and a product's life span. Most competitors mistake quality for quantity, meaning all of their products are to the same size, design, and finish. We work very hard to make sure the door you are paying for is what you want (down to the finest detail) and it will withstand the test of family use.
     

    Trustworthy

     

    We work hard to develop open communication with all customers and build a strong relationship.
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