Key Sections
Using hardwood & cypress
Designing for Appearance
Grain and texture
Natural Features
Sawing Patterns
Sizes and availability
Internal Timber Finishes
Check Appearance Selection
Designing for Structural Strength
Designing for Durability
Formalising specification
Related Documents
Domestic decks
Expressed hardwood structures
Timber flooring
Non-domestic decks
Joinery, furniture and fit-out
Internal lining boards
Piles and poles
Stairs, handrails and balustrades
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Designing for Appearance

Timber has natural appeal that makes it a sought after material - especially for joinery, furniture and interior design purposes. Australian hardwood and cypress offer a truly unique, interesting and beautiful appearance. This section of the guide helps designers utlise colour, grain, texture, knots, sawing patterns, natural features and decorative finishes.

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