The Don Altona North Factory opened in 1970.
YARD is thrilled to have a batch of Recycled Grey ironbark salvaged from the demolition of the Altona North Don Factory.
Don Smallgoods was established in 1947 by butcher R.J. Gilbertson. Gilbertson began producing processed meat products from his Essendon store. A fellow butcher suggested he name the product range using the last three letters of their suburb, hence `Don’ was born. The produce was a selling success which lead Gilbertson to expand his business, building a factory in Altona. In 1970, the business underwent further expansion and a new factory was built in Altona North.
Don is one of Australia’s most recognisable brands. Their 1990 campaign `Is Don. Is Good.’ continues to be a well known and loved slogan to this day.
“The timbers depth of colour and surface grain creates a striking effect.”
FEATURES OF THE DON
The timbers depth of colour and surface grain creates a striking effect. The timbers history is still being cured here at YARD. The timbers narrative will enliven conversation in any space. Each table is unique in timber as visually stunning in design.
RECYCLED GREY IRONBARK
LUXURIOUS TABLE TOP
“The timbers history is still being cured here at YARD.”
DESIGNED WITH PASSION
Peter McManus is the designer behind the entire YARD range. Each salv aged beam recycled has its own narrative, a story to be told. Peter’s like a storyteller, every piece of furniture reveals another chapter within YARD’s chronicle. His carpentry background combined with his creative mind leaves no stone unturned when it comes to beautifully crafted, timeless timber pieces.
CRAFTED WITH CARE
Once the rough recycled timbers are de-nailed and machined, they then reveal their true character. From this point, the creative chapter begins.
Peter along with a small team of passionate woodworkers make our pieces right here on site in Preston.
FINISHED TO PERFECTION
Each piece is finished by hand with precision and attention to detail.
YARD uses environmentally friendly hard wax finish which brings each timber and it’s story to life.