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Forest Stewardship Council Australia
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international association of members consisting of a diverse group of representatives from environmental and social groups, the timber trade and the forestry profession, indigenous people’s organisations, responsible corporations, community forestry groups and forest product certification organisations from around the world.
www.au.fsc.org

Wood. Naturally Better.™
The Wood Naturally Better.™ website has been created to give information about Australia's forest and wood products sector. The aim is to help everyone understand the natural advantages of wood and its positive contribution to reducing the effects of climate change.  Wood. Naturally Better.™ is resourced by Forest and Wood Products Australia Pty Ltd (FWPA) and is a collaborative effort between FWPA members and levy payers; it is supported by industry peak bodies and technical associations.
www.naturallybetter.com.au

WoodSolutions
WoodSolutions is an industry initiative designed to provide independent, non-proprietary information about timber and wood products to professionals and companies involved in building design and construction. WoodSolutions comprises a website with more than three thousand pages of information and downloadable resources, technical publications, professional seminars and other related activities.
www.woodsolutions.com.au

The Australian Timber Database
The Timber Development Association of New South Wales is an industry funded, not for profit organisation representing all segments of the timber industry. This site is a useful timber information resource.
www.timber.net.au

Timber Building in Australia
This is a useful site for technical timber information including the durability of timber and durability classes.
www.oak.arch.utas.edu.au/tbia/default.asp

OSMO Hardwax Oil Finishes
OSMO finishes are based on natural oils and waxes. The oil penetrates into the wood surface, protecting the wood from deep within. OSMO produce a wide range of timber finishes for furniture, flooring through to decking and other external applications.  We are proud retailers of the OSMO products.
www.osmoaustralia.com.au/

Bona Flooring Finishes
Regarded as the world leaders in waterborne finishes for timber floors, Bona also provide everything else needed for a timber floor except the timber.

Bona products have been present in Australia for the past 20 years and have a market leading position within the timber floor finishing industry. Whether you are a home owner, contractor or specifier, you will receive the highest levels of technical support and service through a nationwide distribution network.
www.bona.net.au

Cutek Timber Protection Products
For outstanding protection and restoration of exterior timbers with proven performance on hardwoods, softwoods and bamboo.
www.cutek.com.au

 

community

The Australian Mens Shed Association
The Australian Mens Shed Association prioritizes the well being of all men valuing the role that Men’s Sheds play in the prevention of social isolation by providing a safe, friendly and welcoming place for men to work on meaningful projects and to contribute to the wider community.

We donate timber to various Men’s Sheds around Melbourne. Please contact us if you know of a Men’s Shed that could use some timber.
www.mensshed.org

Wesley Employment Services
Wesley Employment Services is an “Employment Support Service” helping job seekers who may have an ongoing medical or mental health condition, learning difficulties, an injury or disability. For over three decades, Wesley Employment Services has placed and supported jobseekers to find and stay in jobs, and worked closely with employers to match the right person to the job, supporting the placement on an ongoing basis.

We value an inclusive and diverse workplace. We work with Wesley Employment Services to realise successful employment outcomes for jobseekers and our current employees.
www.wesleyemployment.com.au

 

inspiration

Inhabitat.com
An online guide to green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.
www.inhabitat.com

Australian Timber Design Awards
Australasia’s most recognised stamp of excellence in timber design.
www.timberawards.com.au