Obi Valley Woodworks
Visit us and come away with a beautiful and unique art piece.
Open to the public on most weekends from 10am to 4pm
Welcome to Cedar Creations
Throughout our Gallery at Obi Valley Woodworks you will see many fine-finished Art pieces created by well-known Sunshine Coast Artist, Jack Wilms. His passion is creating timber sculptures of Australian wildlife and native scenes using Australian Red Cedar timber.
Jack chooses to work only with Australian Red Cedar because of its naturally occurring unique grain and the rich red colour of the timber. He prefers to salvage standing dead trees or trees on the ground as opposed to cutting down healthy trees.
This timber Artist also specializes in carved Red Cedar doors and other useful carved furniture pieces. Most of the furniture and carved timber doors are made to order to suit the taste of each client. The beautiful timber sculptures evolve as Jack chooses the perfect piece of timber and starts to create.
We would love to see you at our Gallery, Obi Valley Woodworks. We open to the public on most weekends from 10am to 4pm but best to call before you plan your trip. We look forward to seeing you there or please feel free to browse the website gallery to see Jack’s latest items. You can also like our facebook page to receive regular updates on what Jack is working on. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to place an order, inquiries and commission orders are welcome.
You may also like to visit The Chapel in Montville. A stunning wedding chapel located in the Main Street of Montville using local artisans and bringing together exceptional stonework, stained glass, wrought iron complimented by the striking Red Cedar entrance doors, 14 individually carved pews, a one of a kind alter plus ceiling embellishment all uniquely carved by Jack Wilms.
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Jack Wilms – Obi Valley Woodworks
Jack Wilms – Obi Valley Woodworks
Jack was born in Cowra, New South Wales but spent most of his early years in Germany. Upon returning to Australia in 1983 he travelled extensively throughout this country seeking to re-establish the bond to the land of his birth.
Jack’s skill in working the timber evolved while experiencing the many wonders of our Australian outback and wildlife. A combination of creativity, hard work and a deep respect for the timber he loves most results in the beautiful sculptured one-off pieces that he creates. His passion is creating wildlife and native scenes as well as one-off furniture pieces and carved Red Cedar doors.
His skills are self taught and are constantly being perfected as the years go by. Whatever his latest creation might be he is able to bring out the natural rich colour and grain of the timber and work it into the story of each piece. He is versatile in his creations and each sculpture can be boasted as being a one-off because of the uniqueness of each piece of timber.
The artwork is not mass produced and Jack enjoys creating each piece to perfection, most of the furniture and carved doors are commissioned by the client to suit their personal taste. A selection of Jack’s clientele add to their collection over time with sculptures or furniture pieces to further compliment their home. It is nothing new to see a Cedar Creations enthusiast have their home decked-out with Jack’s artwork from carved double front doors through to a show piece dining table, coffee tables, hall stands, mirrors, and selected sculptures throughout. We do hope you enjoy Jack’s latest creations.
Jack spends most of his time in his studio, located on the property he shares with his partner Monica which is set in tranquil surroundings in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. On weekends and most public holidays their Gallery, Obi Valley Woodworks is open to the public between 10am – 4pm. In a relaxed atmosphere you can enjoy the latest artworks available. Located in the beautiful Obi Valley, half way between Mapleton and the bustling rural township of Kenilworth, we hope to see you soon.
Australian red cedar
Toona Ciliata (Syn.T.Australis)
The Red Cedar is famous for its fragrant red wood that is much sought after for us in furniture making, building and ornamental woodwork. The soft wood is easily worked and polishes to a rich red that is enhanced with age. Originally a native of large areas of coastal and rainforest New South Wales and Queensland in Australia but early indiscriminate logging has resulted in this tree rarely growing naturally in Australia. It also occurs naturally in Papua New Guinea, India and parts of Asia. This handsome tree may reach 30 meters or more in height in ideal conditions.
Get In touch below.
Give us a call
+61 7 5472 3996
+61 7 5472 3996
430 Hunsley Road, Coolabine Qld 4574
Located in the Obi Valley, half way between Mapleton and Kenilworth (follow the signs from Coolabine Road junction off Obi Obi Road)
PO Box 1159
Mapleton, QLD, Australia 4560
10am to 4pm (best to call prior to visiting)