Kate Carnell AO, Chair, Australian Forestry Standard Ltd presented the award for Australian Certified Timber to Nick and Sunny Wilder of WilderCoyle Furniture & Design for the House of Cupboards at the 15th Australian Timber Design Awards presentation night in Sydney on 18 September.

In their entry, the designers described extensively how the timber was sourced and followed along the supply chain accompanied by appropriate documentation.

AFS Ltd has sponsored the Timber Design Awards for a number of years as a way of recognising and rewarding building designers and their clients for using timber from certified forests in Australia. The majority of Australia's forest managers manage their forests well and demonstrate this by being certified to the Australian Standard® but it is equally important that Australian consumers of wood and paper products play their part by only specifying and using products from certified forests. While many users are doing the right thing, this behaviour needs to be rewarded and questions must be asked of those who use wood products without understanding where they came from.