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All text has been written by David McElvenny. Some of the content material is based on ‘Toolboxes’ developed by Workspace Training for the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (a now-defunct federal government funding program) under an AE Sharenet copyright licence arrangement. The original Toolboxes are still hosted by Workspace Training and can be viewed by following the links on the webpage: Timber Toolbox Website Series.

All images, including photos and line drawings, were produced by David McElvenny and Kath Ware, unless otherwise referenced on the relevant web pages.

The line drawings showing typical softwood and hardwood cell structures are based on images from Wood in Australia by K.R. Bootle, McGraw Hill (1983).

The photos taken through a microscope of softwood and hardwood cell structures are used with permission of the CSIRO.


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