Just Eco is a Melbourne based company specialising in recycled and salvaged timbers. Posts, beams, dressed boards, flooring, decking and custom joinery is just some of the products and services we offer. We source all our recycled timber from historical sites across Australia, allowing each of our products to tell an amazing story with it’s unique character. At just eco, we believe that the age of the timber is what gives it its beauty.
Recycled messmate, blackbutt, spotted gum, stringybark, ironbark, brush box and jarrah are some of the species we have in stock for you to bring your next project to life.
If you have a design, species and size in mind for a custom piece for your home, business or cafe, let the team at just eco make your dreams become reality. We allow all our clients to hand pick from our selection of timbers to make their custom piece. We believe this gives each of our clients a sense of ownership of the project from start to finish.
Childhood friends Jason Winderlich and brothers Michael Gunn, Dylan Gunn and Dwayne Gunn are where the story begins. Growing up in the rolling green hills and red dirt of Thorpdale in Gippsland, the boys were always building and creating from a very young age in their fathers woodworking shed, also known these days as a man cave. Salvaging timbers from old sheep stations and hay sheds, the boys loved machining the timber back to reveal the hidden beauty below the grey patina on the boards. It was this love of timber that drove Michael to leave school at the age of 16 to pursue an apprenticeship in joinery. After completing this, eldest brother Michael moved to Melbourne to start a carpentry business, with his brothers following not long after to join his crew in the big smoke. Jason had 2 dream jobs in mind when growing up: driving kenworth trucks or playing AFL football like most young country lads. After completing year 12 studies, Jason was drafted to play AFL in Melbourne with the Essendon Football Club, the boys team of choice. The love of timber always remained, so Jason commenced his carpentry apprenticeship under the guidance of Michael. Once completed, Jason planned on completing a joinery course also, but a terrible back injury and subsequent operations didn’t allow this to happen.
In 2011, it was time for the boys to renovate Jason’s house in Moonee Ponds. Of course timber was always going to be a feature, so the boys set about finding the best quality recycled hardwoods they could for the project. It was during this time the boys discovered how much they enjoyed the sourcing and processing of large parcels of recycled Australian hardwoods. This love and passion of recycled timber is something they wanted to share with others, so they set about creating a network with demolition and salvage companies from around the country, enabling them to supply top quality timbers on a consistent basis.