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DEFINITELY THE LAST WORD

We have received so many online comments, emails and phone calls since announcing the end of timber+DESIGN, it would have been rude not to respond.

 

THE LAST ‘POST’

Yep, as previously indicated, we’ve decided to call it a day at timber+DESIGN online.

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Aussie boardwalk engineering slipping

The following final blog from our outdoor structures expert Ted Stubbersfield is rated ‘M’ and contains information of a frightening nature for the wood industry.

 

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Alternatives to sawn timber joists

Increasingly, builders and designers want to substitute traditional hardwood or treated pine joists with new and ‘improved’ materials. Is this wise, asks outdoor structures expert Ted Stubbersfield.

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Lineal or set lengths?

Outdoor structures expert Ted Stubbersfield sheds more light on commercial decking.

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Time to ditch the 50 mm joist

Our outdoor construction expert Ted Stubbersfield says deck durability is being compromised by inadequate joist width.

SHAKEN NOT STIRRED

A timber durability experience in China

When you walk the stone-paved streets and alleys of the Chinese ‘water town’ of Wuzhen, you are in the presence of great antiquity – much of it made of wood.

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Finishing External Timber

Our outdoor construction expert Ted Stubbersfield identifies the most important considerations when finishing timber for external use.

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Design for 'a bit of rough'

When it comes to ‘safer’ timber decks, function will outweigh aesthetics every time, according to our outdoor construction expert Ted Stubbersfield.

BLOGGERS WANTED

We’re on the lookout for people who would like to join our select group of timber design contributors and commentators.

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Take care with fasteners

For a century the simple 50 x 2.8 bullet head nail was used to fasten 19 mm verandah decking to hardwood joists. The only improvement was to change from bright steel to galvanised, writes our outdoor expert Ted Stubbersfield.

HOW YOU SEE US

Readers have their say about timber+DESIGN

We have been surprised and gratified by the number of people who take the time to tell us what they think about the timber+DESIGN magazine since we made it a blog-only publication.

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Decking hazards

There is a big difference between selecting wood for a roof truss and for timber decking, as our expert Ted Stubbersfield explains.

 

FIVE-STAR BIRD HIDE

Our editor and resident ‘twitcher’ Tony Neilson reckons that, as bird hides go, this one on the shores of Loch Leven in Scotland is five-star.