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The Sustainable Timber Choice

People have relied on timber for construction for thousands of years, but there’s now a growing concern of deforestation and the harmful effects it has on the environment. But considering how much energy and carbon is used creating steel, aluminium, and concrete, it’s hard finding a balance ethically producing mass building materials. Luckily, there is

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Woodworking Safety Tips

The moment you step into a woodworking workshop one can’t help but notice the sensory experience that ensues, the distinctly unique scents of different woods, the different sounds of woodworking machinery, the touch of that perfectly sanded tabletop; There’s something truly satisfying about turning a few boards of timber into a handcrafted showpiece. Without a

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Timber Seasoning & Moisture Content of Timber

Timber seasoning is the process of removing moisture from timber to prevent it from warping or splitting when it’s used in construction. Typically, wood from a freshly cut tree contains 50% of moisture, which then begins to rapidly absorb once the wood is taken away from its source of nutrients. This can be unpredictable given

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Building a Timber Fence – Do’s and Don’t’s

Looking at building a timber fence but unsure where to start? In this quick guide, we take a look at some of the Dos and Don’ts of timber fence construction. Do – Know what you want it for Are you looking for complete privacy? A safe yard for the kids? Or maybe you need a

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Spotted Gum Wood Spotlight

Spotted Gum wood is a popular choice for decking, as it’s a tough, durable wood with excellent termite resistance. The warm, rich vibrance of the wood and wide array of colour options makes it an attractive option for virtually any style of décor. What is Spotted Gum? Spotted Gum is a eucalyptus tree that can

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Deck Building Mistakes to Avoid

A deck is a beautiful addition to your home, as it offers a place for family and guests to congregate and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. However, building a deck isn’t always the simplest task, as there are quite a few things that can go wrong if care and consideration aren’t taken. Aside from meeting from

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Best Timber for Fencing

Timber is always a fantastic choice for fencing, if not for its timeless charm but for its durability. But with all the timber options on the market, it can be hard to know which ones are best for fencing, and what types should be avoided. To help you, we’ve added some of what we think

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Native Australian Timbers & Their Uses

The Australian forestry and building industries continue to thrive and there’s certainly no shortage of exquisite hardwoods and versatile softwoods when it comes to native Australian timbers. Often overlooked in favour of imported timbers, using Australian wood for building and woodworking projects comes with a host of benefits including sustainable forestry management, a local supply

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Merbau Wood Spotlight

Merbau wood a popular hardwood that grows in wide distribution as far as East Africa, Southeast Asia and Northern Queensland. Also known as Kwila it has become synonymous in Australian homes as outdoor furniture, decks and patios. If you’re looking for a durable hardwood for your woodworking, decking, or construction projects, Merbau or Kwila could

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Softwood vs Hardwood – The Difference Between Hardwood and Softwood

Contrary to popular belief, softwood vs hardwood isn’t distinguishable by varying degrees of wood hardness. Rather, the names are derived from the way the wood is produced and the botanical structure of the timber. However, hardwood timber is generally harder than softwood due to its higher density, though there are some exceptions. Below is a

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Best Deck Timber

Given the amount of wood options available, sourcing the best deck timber can seem like an overwhelming choice. Ideally, you want something that not only looks fantastic but is also made to last. At Versace Timber, we believe the best option for outdoor decking and furniture is hardwood timber flooring, as it’s far more durable

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Timber Durability and Grades of Pressure Treated Wood

Interested in building an outdoor patio, a timber retaining wall that will stand the test of time, or some durable hardwoods for a furniture piece your crafting but aren’t sure what timber will work best for your project? When choosing the right wood for your project, it’s best to choose from timber that is fit

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Benefits of Prefab Framing

Building a home is both an exciting and arduous exercise. On one hand, you can turn the vision of the home you’ve always wanted into reality, on the other; ensuring everything runs smoothly throughout your build requires careful planning. The average home build in Australia falls at around four to twelve months and there is

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