Now out of print, this illustrative hardcover detailed those native species common in the Desert Uplands Bioregion that had relevant properties and/or historical references, so as to be useful for a range of timber products.  From being good for fence posts to be ideal for bespoke violin making, Ellie Fairburn’s research and its documentation into this book, is the seminal text and reference for those ‘woodies’, amateur to professional, who wish to utilise the tree species of our open woodlands for creative purposes. Hence therein are details of moisture content, warping, hardness, colour and much more, for over fifty of the more likely suspects growing freely in the Bioregion. 

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