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Key Sections
Introduction
Using hardwood & cypress
Tree parts
Processing
Managing moisture
Appearance
Structural Strength
Durability
Formalising specification
Bibliography
Glossary
 
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Using hardwood & cypress

Since timber is a natural material it is best to work with it, rather than against it. This section looks at a few basic principles when using Hardwoods and Cypress.

Hardwood and Cypress take in a huge range of species. Some are more commercially available than others, and in addition, some are only used in certain parts of Australia. Table 1 defines the main species, source and common applications.

Spec guide - Table-1: Types of Hardwoods and Cypress