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Utilisation of western Queensland hardwoods as speciality timbers

Venn, T. J., McGavin, R. L. and Leggate, W. (2004) Utilisation of western Queensland hardwoods as speciality timbers. Project Report. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

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Abstract

While not traditionally viewed as commercial timber species, western Queensland hardwoods from managed remnant woodlands have recently found application in high-value, niche markets such as fine furniture and musical instrument manufacture. While availability, small piece size and high levels of defect will limit the potential size of the industry, the inherent beauty of the wood of several of these species will command a premium price in specialised markets. This investigation focused on characterising the extent and distribution of the resource, harvesting costs, recoveries, seasoning methods and markets, and on defining the commercial viability of production as a component of rural industries in these regions.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Projects:RIRDC Publication No 04/132 ; RIRDC Project No PN99.2004
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Forestry > Exploitation and utilization
Deposited On:29 Mar 2021 04:03
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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