Wharf Series #Three – Shades at Grays
Recycled wharf timber and iron pandrol clip with weathered edge and polished end grain, front.
Recycled wharf timber with weathered edge and pandrol clip side view.
Recycled wharf timber and iron pandrol clip, Side view.
Tools of the trade and various blocks at different stages of completion.
Blocks of timber at various stages in John's workshop.
Shades at Grays

Wharf Series #Three

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Keep Me Posts are functional art, that cherish the story of each piece of timber - stunning as art or functional, as door stops.

Each post is unique, created using a piece of wharf timber reclaimed and recycled following restoration work on the Petone and Eastbourne wharves in Wellington Harbour.

This piece is likely to be well over 100 years old.

  • Material: Jarrah & railway iron
  • Dimensions: H 33 cm, W 20 cm, D 15 cm
  • Weight: 8.3 kg

The timber is Australian Jarrah, a very dense and durable wood that is part of the Eucalyptus family.

Jarrah was imported and used along with other Australian hardwoods in late nineteenth century New Zealand for commercial and industrial construction.

The history of the timber has been retained by leaving the rough weathered surface and any existing bolt holes and surface marks, while exposing and polishing the beautiful end grain.

Mounted on the post is a recycled iron ‘pandrol’ clip. These clips were used on New Zealand railways to attach railway lines to their supporting railway sleepers or ties.

Both the Jarrah and the old iron have been cleaned, sanded, and hand finished by applying a coating of natural beeswax.

Each Keep Me Post has a felt pad on the base to protect any surface you choose to put it on.


We offer free delivery in the Wellington area, as well as a click and collect service from Plimmerton, Wellington.

Delivery charges outside of Wellington will be calculated at check-out.

Deliveries to Australia may be subject to custom regulations regarding the importation of timber and are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Thank you for supporting a small NZ business.