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The Essential Timber Guide


Glass House Books
March 22, 2024

Book Details

The Essential Guide is designed for anyone wanting to know the characteristics of timber, whether it be about trees in their native habitat, how they are harvested for the building and furniture industries, what types of timber are best used in commercial, residential and hobby projects, and what types of pests timber may be subject to.

Author Description

Ed Scott spent the last 20 years of his working career before he retired in several management and technical positions in the plywood and timber industries. Some of these were as Queensland branch manager for Australia wide companies. Included in this was three years working in the Queensland Timber Research and Development Advisory Council [TRADAC]. This organisation assisted all who needed technical assistance and produced a wide range of technical bulletins covering correct procedures to be followed in different uses. Ed Scott has a degree in Science from the University of Queensland and completed the two-year Wood Technology course run by specialists from Queensland Forestry at the Brisbane Technical College.

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