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Australian Sustainable Timber Veneers

The species listed below are managed and harvested sustainably from Australian State Forests, in accordance with Government environmental regulations. By law, State Forest land is not allowed to be permanently cleared; it must always be replanted. Sustainable harvest means that the amount of timber that grows back each year is greater than, or equal to, the amount harvested. Some of this veneer comes from private forests, these are harvested in accordance with strict State and Federal Government laws to protect biodiversity, endangered species, Old-growth, water quality and other biological values. Additionally, none of these species is endangered, according to the World Conservation Union (the IUCN).

All State Forests have carefully planned reserves for the preservation of endangered species, biodiversity, visual amenity, soil conservation, streamside vegetation and other values. At least 39% of all government owned forest is in reserves and at least 85% of old growth forest in Australia is protected. In every state there is an independent body that overseas, approves or audits all forest harvest to ensure that environmental laws are met.

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Specie Origin Colour Value Sample Project
Acacia, Rose Australia Pinkish Average Acacia, Rose Project Photo
Ash, Tasmanian Australia White/Cream Less Than Average Ash, Tasmanian Project Photo
Ash, Victorian Australia White/Cream Less Than Average Ash, Victorian Project Photo
Blackbutt Australia Pale/Mid Brown Average Blackbutt Project Photo
Blackwood, Tasmanian Australia Mild Greenish Brown/Golden Brown Average Blackwood, Tasmanian  Project Photo
BrushBox Australia Pinkish Average BrushBox Project Photo
Gum, Forest Red Australia Mid/Dark Warm Brown Average Gum, Forest Red Project Photo
Gum, Rose Australia Pinkish Average Gum, Rose Project Photo
Gum, Southern Blue Tasmania Pale/Mid Brown Less Than Average Gum, Southern Blue Project Photo
Gum, Spotted Australia Mild Greenish Brown/Golden Brown Average Gum, Spotted Project Photo
Gum, Sydney Blue Australia Reddish Average Gum, Sydney Blue Project Photo
Ironbark, Grey Australia Very Dark Brown/Black Average Ironbark, Grey Project Photo
Ironbark, Red Australia Reddish Average Ironbark, Red Project Photo
Jarrah Australia Reddish Average Jarrah Project Photo
Jarrah Burr Australia Burl, Pommelle and Exotic Very Expensive Jarrah Burr Project Photo
Jarrah, Figured Quarter Australia Reddish Average Jarrah, Figured Quarter Project Photo
Karri, Western Australian Australia Mid/Dark Warm Brown Average Karri, Western Australian Project Photo
Myrtle, Flame Tasmania Striped Average Myrtle, Flame Project Photo
Myrtle, NSW Australia Pinkish Average Myrtle, NSW Project Photo
Myrtle, Tasmanian Tasmania Pinkish Average Myrtle, Tasmanian Project Photo
Oak, Figured Tasmanian Tasmania Pale/Mid Brown Average Oak, Figured Tasmanian Project Photo
Oak, Tasmanian Tasmania Pale/Mid Brown Average Oak, Tasmanian Project Photo
Pine, Hoop Australia White/Cream Less Than Average Pine, Hoop Project Photo
Pine, Knotty Radiata Australia Straw/Golden Less Than Average Pine, Knotty Radiata Project Photo
Sassafras, Golden Tasmania Straw/Golden Average Sassafras, Golden Project Photo
Stringybark Tasmania Pale/Mid Brown Average Stringybark Project Photo
Turpentine Australia Mid/Dark Warm Brown Average Turpentine Project Photo
Wattle, Silver Tasmania Pinkish Average Wattle, Silver Project Photo
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Veneers from Australian Forests Managed for Conservation

The species listed below are from rainforests. More than 90% of all the rainforest on the Australian mainland is now fully protected and can never be harvested, by law. The limited number of these trees that need to be harvested for veneer come from private property, such as farms. Because of the speciality nature of these veneers, combined with the fact that the veneering process enables one tree to supply up to 2,000 m2 of veneer, very few trees of these species need to be harvested.

Additionally, these species are selectively logged and Permits must be obtained from government authorities prior to any forest harvest. By law, threatened species, biodiversity, soil and water quality, forest ecosystem health and heritage values must be conserved. Furthermore, none of the above species is endangered, according to the World Conservation Union (the IUCN).

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Specie Origin Colour Value Sample Project
Alder, Rose Australia Pinkish Average Alder, Rose Project Photo
Ash, Silver Australia White/Cream Less Than Average Ash, Silver Project Photo
Blackbean Australia Mild Greenish Brown/Golden Brown Average Blackbean Project Photo
Blackwood, Queensland Australia Mild Greenish Brown/Golden Brown Average Blackwood, Queensland Project Photo
Cedar, Red Australia Reddish Average Cedar, Red Project Photo
Cherry, Queensland Australia Pinkish Average Cherry, Queensland Project Photo
Coachwood, NSW Australia Pinkish/Orange Brown Average Coachwood, NSW Project Photo
Oak, Silky Australia Pinkish Average Oak, Silky Project Photo
Sycamore, Queensland Australia Pinkish/Orange Brown Average Sycamore, Queensland Project Photo
Walnut, Queensland Australia Mild Greenish Brown/Golden Brown Average Walnut, Queensland Project Photo
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Disclaimer

The supply of all veneers is subject to availability. These images of these veneers are indicative only. Veneer is a natural product and so its appearance, in terms of colour, pattern and grain may vary considerably from log to log and batch to batch. Furthermore, an image of a veneer sample does not properly represent the appearance of a full size polished panel. Please note that images may appear different in colour and tone on different monitors and computers. The best way to control the appearance of the veneer on your project is to make an appointment to inspect and select veneer from actual current stocks, just prior to the placement of the joinery/furniture order. The customer should then prepare test samples of this veneer and laminate/finish them in the same way as on the project.

This information presented on this web-site is intended as a guide only. Although Briggs Veneers endeavours to keep the web-site up-to-date, products may run out of stock, be discontinued or added without notification, and without the web-site being updated. Product and environmental information may also change from time to time without web-site updates or notification. Environmental information has been interpreted and summarised from large amounts of complex forestry legislation, and it needs to be noted that the interpretation of such forest management/environmental information and terminology is often subjective and open to individual points of view. Briggs Veneers is not liable nor responsible for any errors or misinterpretations of such forest information.