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Tasmanian Oak


Nolan, G, Tasmanian Oak, Design Tasmania, Launceston, pp. 10 (2014) [Minor Creative Work]

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This essay presents three basic premises. First, Tasmanian oak is the new exclusive Tasmanian wood ‘species’. Then, Tasmania’s designers need to seriously re-evaluate it’s potential and character. Finally, if our designers have any sense of sustainable practice, they will find that high-feature timber is the new black, the material they should strive to use. While simple to state, these propositions are more complex to explain as they include intertwined strands of forest and resource policy, material science, and perceptions of culture and opinion. It is useful to discuss each in turn.

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Item Type:Minor Creative Work
Keywords:tImber, hardwood, development
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Materials engineering
Research Field:Timber, pulp and paper
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, wood products and paper
Objective Field:Wood sawing and veneer
UTAS Author:Nolan, G (Professor Gregory Nolan)
ID Code:113842
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2017-01-24
Last Modified:2017-01-25

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