The wonder of mother nature, do you like going bush?

Feuilles de pin de Wollemi (Wollemia nobilis)

Feuilles de pin de Wollemi (Wollemia nobilis) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Hello bloggers, or should I say boogers, Ivan here.

We went for a walk in the bush this morning and I took some pictures to show you what it is like in the world!
Have you every wondered what the difference is when people say, ‘this is a ‘softwood’ or ‘hardwood’?
It is a classification of trees into two broad groups- it gets confusing because a ‘softwood’ is a PINE tree, or nettle leafed tree, and the timber from a PINE tree is usually soft too- but not always.

They are an ancient coniferfious plant (another way to say PINE tree)- the key difference being the leaves of a ‘softwood’ or PINE- are nettles. This type of tree is ancient- in the case of the wollemi pine, this tree is genetically identical to fossils found and dated to 250 million years old- now thats old. Pine trees are the great survivors of our world! What were you doing 250 Million years ago? I was stardust and a twinkle in an apes eye.

regards Ivan: Kirton Fine Parquetry

What is wood?

 

Hello again bloggers, Its Ivan here. Have you ever wondered when its all going to end? I do, because I work in my own business, HE HE.  I recently saw the movie oblivion, and it raised some interesting questions about the fate of mankind. But seriously folks, In this video I attempt to iron out some questions you may have surrounding the issue of forest depletion, and what to do about it. Until Next time, Ivan
Kirton fine Parquetry

Do you long for the feel of a wooden floor beneath your toes?

Do you wish you had a wooden floor, but you have never had the will or fortitude to go ahead and get one? Well this blog is for you my friend!
I’ll give you ten life saving reasons to resolve your issues RE timber floor disphobia.

  1. Do you wake up at night screaming for a wood floor? Then a wood floor is for you! Go to it and you will be free.
  2. Do you fear carpet? Then install a wooden floor- an easy answer to a difficult mental situation.
  3. Do you loathe the feel of tiles? Yes Yes Yes!! I hate tiles too- should we be friends?-NO.
  4. Do you exhale, and make a whistling sound through your nose that sounds like the word ‘wooden’? Follow the sound.
  5. When eating a banana do you make an annoying sound when chewing? You wont make that sound anymore with timber floors.
  6. Do you find in public, everyone you stare at is picking their nose? Well the timber floor will look so nice, you’ll want to stay at home most of the time-Problem solved.
  7. Do you look at a tree and think, Id like to mill you? Well leave it to the experts, but yes its a good idea.
  8. Do trees make you nervous and fear for your safety? Cut them down and use them for flooring
  9. Why does the dodo scare you? Dont worry, its extinct it cant hurt you anymore.
  10. Is the only thing in your life facebook? GET A FLOOR made of WOOD and you might make real friends.

Jay Cutler exclusive!!

Jay Cutler at Muscle Beach 2007

Jay Cutler at Muscle Beach 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi sports fans,

Today I interview Jay Cutler 3 time Mr Olympia and all round great guy.

I:Hi jay, may I get you to answer a few of the fans questions?
J: Yeah sure, Hi fans how are you all? Im in the middle of my training for Mr Olympia and Im going to kick some ass, thanks for all your support.
I: Question 1:Dear Jay, why do your thighs look like big slabs of meat?- carol.
J: Its funny you should mention this, as my orginial nick name was going to be Jay “big slabs of balls meat” Cutler. The other one was Jay cute ass cutler, but I favoured the big slabs, because we were going to get Jamie Foxx to record great balls of fire, but with ” goodness gracious big slabs of balls meat” as the chorus.
I: Jay, are you in any movies coming up? -matt
J: Well we have something in the works for the BPI fans at present, its about a bodybuilder that is massive, but he has one thing holding him back from greatness-has only one muscle that doesnt work properly!
Look, its a 2 hour tear jerker, like rocky 1, but better- man has a dream, told he cant do it, has to work and eventually- well I cant say the ending. Its about a bodybuilder that cant smile, starring Branch Warren and me as his amazing coach. basically we have to get him to weightlift his facial muscles by placing hooks though his face.

I: Jay, My biceps are now 1cm larger, and I have been taking your BPI branded creatine for 1 month, the only thing is, my testicles are the size of grapefruit, and my urine is now green? What do you think? -Flex Lewis

J: Well hey Flex, How are you? Well they dont call you the welsh dragon for nothing my friend, keep it up! By the way who is the body double they are using over at Gaspari for you in the offseason- he looks like a pufferfish to me. Keep pouting like justin beaber my friend and you may grow guns as big as mine one day.

 

 

Ronnie coleman, Phil Heath or Arnold?

I'm pretty sure that's Ronnie's wife on his left.

I’m pretty sure that’s Ronnie’s wife on his left. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Im sure you have asked yourselves this question at least once right?

Some thoughts…..

  1. The Ronnie Coleman Protein powder is good
  2. Arnold brought the sport to the forefront
  3. Arnold loved to pose on timber floorboards, because they are warmer underfoot and represent growth
  4. Why cant Branch Warren crack a smile?
  5. Is Phil Heath on something other than Muscletech?
  6. Is that blonde guy going to win the Olympia?
  7. What is a silk amino and is it a gimmick?
  8. Do fat burners send you mad, or help you lose weight?
  9. And why dont you have a look at a beautiful timber floor?

I love the look and feel of our timber floor. When I have friends and family over,  people talk about my floor, as well as passing on the compliments. I know it’s been a really good decision,  and I can see the money spent has been worth it.

English: Cropped image to just Branch Warren. ...

English: Cropped image to just Branch Warren. Original description read: Dean Pillarella (Xavier High School ’11) and Branch Warren (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Timber floor

Is a timber floor like a bodybuilder? The Austrian Oak.

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A well laid and installed timber floor is exactly like a bodybuilder. How? Well a bodybuilder aims for perfection of muscles, size, and proportions in relation to the body height and shape. This reminds me of a well designed floor, and to install this excellent floor, we need all of these attributes plus more. When I install and sand a timber floor I think that I am creating something like an Arnold in the flooring world. Great proportions, a nice form and a lasting impression are the things that make a floor great. Lets not forget the nickname of this guy, the Austrian oak. The oak is a tree that signifies strength, steadfastness and longivity. Thats a good floor folks.

Whats a tree all about?

The bark of a tree

The bark of a tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tree trunk complete with hearwood, pith and ra...

Tree trunk complete with hearwood, pith and radial lines (Photo credit: Horia Varlan)

Tasmania, Styx valley. This Eucalyptus regnans...

Tasmania, Styx valley. This Eucalyptus regnans, named El Grande by the Wilderness Society, was the most massive in the Styx Valley. It could not legally be logged because its height exceded 80 metres. It was accidentally killed in 2002 during the burning-off of debris after the trees around it were clear-felled by Gunns Ltd, the major logging and wood-chip enterprise in Tasmania’s State Forests. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A tree is a living thing that uses the light from the sun, and the water, minerals and salts contained in the soil to grow.

The tree uses its bark, which has different layers, to transport minerals and water up through the trunk and into the leaves. This is where it gets turned via photosynthysis into sap that is then distributed down the tree and turns into more bark. The leaves also need carbon from the air to do this and this is why a tree is amazing.

A tree can turn an invisible gas into something tangable and able to be seen by us, a bit like quantum physics when we can only measure something by observing it, when we dont observe it is something else completely. If a tree falls in the woods is anyone to hear it? Im not sure because i dont live in the woods at present, I like the comforts of the city. But I do go camping sometimes but my wife will complain also.