Working with wood

A solid piece of timber exudes a warmth and sensory feel that’s luxurious to feel and hold. It’s a raw ingredient we love to work with. Our selection of natural timber is sourced from only sustainable plantation forests. Nothing compares to the beauty of the grain and the richness and depth of colour of solid wood.

On a practical note, the timber is carefully selected and sealed in marine grade sealer and finished in marine grade clear top coat satin finish. This protects the timber when specified for an outdoor application. The solid wood you select can also be finished in a natural oil or wax.

American White Oak

White Oak is strong, hard wearing and used widely in cabinet and furniture making. One of the reasons we choose to work with this timber is due to its sustainability; it grows naturally in hardwood forests across North America. The grain is straight and it exhibits a wonderful range of tones and colours, with striking medullary rays and a medium to coarse texture that we work to a beautiful finish. See the full range >

American White Oak - Timber Handles

American Walnut

Exhibits a rich, dark cast and lustrous colour, featuring light brown to dark chocolate brown heartwood, occasionally with darker streaks. A generally straight grain, easily identified, delivers an exceptional, beautiful natural lustre. One of the best species for high end design and top of the range luxury furniture and joinery. See the full range >

American Walnut - Walnut Towel Rails

Australian Spotted Gum

A premium native hardwood with a high degree of natural durability and strength. Admired by architects and designers for it’s vibrant colour palette, the heartwood ranges from light brown through to dark red-brown hues. See the full range >

Australian Spotted Gum - Designer Door Levers
Australian Spotted Gum Lever - Australian Made Handles

Working with natural stone

Natural stone has a timeless beauty and quality. The textural finishes, visual characteristics and colour variation, determined randomly depending on mineral content, excites our creativity. It’s this inconsistency which makes every piece of door furniture we craft unique.

Calacatta Marble

With its origin in the Apuan Mountains of Carrara in Italy, the most famous and desirable marble in the world is Calacatta. It’s the unique mix of white, grey and hues of gold flowing through the dramatic veins that makes it so popular; it was, after all, Michelangelo’s favourite stone. In our range of luxury door furniture and bathroom accessories, the durability, purity and beauty of marble has now found a more utilitarian, but no less dramatic, application. See the full range >

Calacatta Marble - Marble Cabinetware

Fontainbleau Stone

The austere beauty of Fontainbleau stone is rich in subtle details, the shadowy tones and delicate linear veining delivering a highly sought natural and organic finish for our range of door furniture and bathroom accessories. A hard wearing and practical stone, the fine-grained mineral texture is a result of the rock, in a molten stage, cooling too quickly for large mineral crystals to grow. We offer Fontainbleau stone in a polished finish which reflects light, or honed, delivering a sensuous, silky touch. See the full range >

Customise your project with bespoke timber and stone finishes

The entire range of TIRAR door furniture and bathroom accessories in solid timber and natural stone may be further enhanced by customised finishes, including stains and washes. We’d be happy to discuss options and work with you to deliver the finish you’ve envisaged to give your project a unique signature.

TIRAR has partnered with avant-garde Australian decorative paint finishes company Axolotl to create a series of finishes that can be applied to add a unique, personalised veneer.

Spotted Gum Lever

Ingrain Finish

A remarkable and hardwearing finish, a combination of the beautiful natural wood we use fused with a liquid metal coating. We sandblast American White Oak prior to the application of the finish, accentuating the beautiful grain and allowing it to be read through the coating, creating the appearance of timber cast in solid metal. Suitable for internal and external applications across hospitality, commercial and residential projects.

Ingrain Finish

Stone Link Finish

Is it possible to further accentuate the allure of the stone we use? The application of a Stone Link finish blends the natural stone with inlaid stainless steel, brass or resin to deliver an individualised finish with its own unique beauty. An existing portfolio of designs can be selected or provide your own.

Stone Link Finish - Stone Handles

Timberlink Finish

A fusion of Axolotl metals can be applied as a custom design to the surface, or inlaid, into timber veneers or solid timber.

The possibilities are only limited by your imagination; almost any design can be incorporated into the timber.

Timber Link FInish - Decorative Door Furniture

Bespoke 3D Printed Patterns

Intricate and multilayered embossed designs can be created using a 3D printer. The portfolio is extensive, however you are welcome to supply a design of  your own.

Embossed Designs - Contemporary Cabinet Pull