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The Customer

Green Cathedral designs and manufactures modern Australian furniture. Their range of beds, cots and stools features Porta’s Tasmanian Oak dowels. The company was formed after founders Tim and Sally Scarce wanted to design a bed with what is now their trademark soft round lines with a coastal vibe. This unique bed design relies on Porta’s select grade Tasmanian Oak dowels that Sally says, “give me the design flexibility and simplicity I am after.”

Green Cathedral’s beds and cots are inspired by the soft curves and shapes from Japanese, Scandinavian and mid-century designers. Starting out in a small shed, Tim Scarce and his wife Sally now operate from a much larger factory in Noosa.

Porta is proud to support this successful design duo.

Products of Choice

Green Cathedral chose Porta Dowels for their unique features that include:

– Australian-grown Tasmanian Oak
– Certified sustainable hardwood timber
– Consistent colour and grain
– Select Grade timber
– Readily available and competitively priced

Tim & Sally’s choice to source from Porta was also based on practical reasons such as how easy Porta’s dowels are to work with – “they sand and machine well and are available in a range of sizes up to 50mm diameter”.

Porta also provides Custom Moulding profiles and sizes as well as offering oval, round and multi-groove furniture dowels. Porta is the Tasmanian Oak set-length specialist, stocking items up to 3.6m.

Green Cathedral

“We required a strong option for the treads in our Babanees stools, so we started using the Porta Tasmanian Oak dowel (16mm) in 2011. We have since made over 2,000 stools and they haven’t let us down yet!”

Tim Scare, Co-founder

The consistency of colour and quality made the Porta Tasmanian Oak Dowel (25mm) our number one choice for use in our Archie beds and more recently, our Keiko Cots; the great finish requires minimal sanding which equates to great efficiency.”

Tim Scare, Co-founder

“Porta Dowels – strong, consistent and easy to work with.”

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