Port salvage beyond peer
It was exposed to the elements for many years but a hefty stack of old wood is now holding up the elbows of city executives.
Timbers and piles discarded during upgrades to part of Geraldton Fishing Boat Harbour last year have been given a new lease on life and turned into a piece of furniture which will serve as a reminder of Geraldton’s maritime history.
The 5.5m x 1.7m boardroom table was commissioned by the Mid West Ports Authority for its new West Perth office.
Geraldton furniture designer Max Royce built and installed the whopping table in the third floor office in less than a month.
The port authority’s chief executive Rochelle Macdonald said the idea to recycle came from an employee and became a team project to capture the culture and maritime past of Geraldton. “This project is testament to what can be achieved when creative ideas are connected with opportunities,” Dr Macdonald said.
“What could have been left as rotting wood destined for landfill has been given new life because our team were ready to accept a unique challenge. Max was able to capture the essence of the Port of Geraldton and our board were very appreciative of his efforts.”
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