This service is provided to increase the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of the Queensland timber processing industry for the economic and social benefit of the State.
Agri-Science Queensland, Forest Products Innovations, a service of the department, conducts funded research and offers only limited services.
The Customer Service Centre offers the following information to enquirers about timber seasoning:
The Australian timber seasoning manual which is available from Australasian Furniture Research and Development Institute.
The Australian Best Practice Manual: Parts 1 & 2 which can be downloaded from Forest and Wood Products Australia.
Timber Moisture Content and Density Services
You can access limited advice and testing of submitted samples. This service attracts a fee.
Agri-Science Queensland provides timber identification services to determine the species of unknown timber samples at standard department consulting rates. For example:
- matching new timbers to existing ones eg, for renovations and extensions
- imported timbers
Termites and timber borers in general
You can obtain information on this topic from the department's website.