Windsong Chimes Australia *ABN No. 20 696 902 283
Since 1985 Windsong Chimes has been making fine-tuned, instrument quality chimes that are designed to reflect the timeless beauty and charm of music created by the wind. We are a family owned Company, using our skills in fine metal work, woodwork and design to produce wind chimes of the foremost quality.
We are based on the east coast of New South Wales, Australia in the beautiful Bellinger Valley and are surrounded by mountains, forests, pristine rivers and lush green pastures.
We are committed to providing a quality product. Windsong Chimes are presented in lightweight, post and traveller friendly boxes and includes a 2 year written Guarantee. We know that crafting the best chimes means starting with the best materials and a commitment to Total Quality. Windsong Chimes showcase the skill and quality crafted into each design.
Aluminium tube – long lasting, lightweight and rust free, our pipes are either powder coated or anodised for surface colour and protection. Both powder coating and anodising facilities have strict environmental controls in Australia.
Timber – we usually use the following three timbers for our chimes components.
Rose gum – a plantation hardwood native to our region, solar kiln dried, durable, colour pink to dark red.
Camphor laurel – introduced species from China. Due to its invasive nature replacing native vegetation, logging is considered an environmental necessity. Can have spectacular colour and grain. Medium density.
Plantation pine – light colour and easily worked, ideal for the striker component of chimes.
Depending on market conditions we may use timbers other than the above. We sometimes use Blackbutt, Brushbox, Silky Oak, Queensland Maple, Cypress Pine and Hoop Pine. We never use timber sourced from clear fell logging of old growth forest.
Timber finishing – All our timber components are finished with a non toxic blend of vegetable oils predominantly based on tung oil. These oils from the plant kingdom are totally replenishable, being harvested seasonally.
Stringing – in the medium and large chimes, the long lasting, moisture resistant 8 ply nylon cord is protected by pipe grommets to prevent wear. The small chimes use a combination of tough fishing line and nylon cord. The 8 ply nylon cord will last between 10 - 12 years in normal outdoor hanging conditions and sometimes up to 20 years in a sheltered position.