Tasmanian Timber Masterclasses Online

Two free masterclasses, Working with Tasmanian Timber and Timber for Internal Applications, designed specifically for architects, interior designers, specifiers, builders, and joiners, are now available online.

Tasmanian timber is an ideal medium for inspired interior and architectural design and joinery and furniture. The colour range is rich and varied, the timber is stable and highly workable, sustainable supply is certified, and the embodied sense of nature in its texture and tones add life and richness to projects.

The sessions were held around the country in June 2018 and recorded live.

The masterclasses were hosted by Gregory Nolan, registered architect and Director of the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood.

Tasmanian Timber for Internal Applications

This seminar is designed for architects, interior designers and anyone specifying timber. It covers the species of Tasmanian timber available and their source of supply, major characteristics and product range, before discussing essential detailing and specification practice for major architectural applications.

As timber is a natural material, its slight movement in response to surrounding environmental conditions calls for clear design approaches. Guidance will be provided on this and similar issues, suitable finishes, grade definitions and suppliers.

 

This Masterclass covers:

  • The species, their source and characteristic
  • Species appearance and grade variation
  • Products and applications range for those species
  • Detailing it to work – flooring, benches, lining, joinery, furniture
  • Moisture content and detailing for movement
  • Finishes
  • Supplier base

Working with Tasmanian Timber

This seminar is designed for builders, joiners and those working with timber. It covers the species of Tasmanian timber available and their source of supply, major characteristics and product range. It will then discuss essential aspects of timber storage and handling practice for preparing and assembling major architectural and timber-rich components.

As timber is a natural material, the wood moisture content (MC) and its management are critical to successful production and installation. Guidance will be provided on this and similar issues, suitable finishes, grade definitions and suppliers.

 

This Masterclass covers:

  • The species and their characteristics
  • Species appearance and grade variation
  • Products and their characteristics
  • Preparing, detailing and assembling it to work – flooring, benches, lining, joinery, furniture
  • Moisture content and material storage and control
  • Detailing and allowances for moisture-related movement
  • Glues and fixing
  • Finishes
  • Common issues to manage or avoid
  • Supplier base, ordering

About the Speaker: Gregory Nolan

A registered architect, Gregory Nolan is an Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania’s discipline of Architecture and Design and Director of the School’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood.

A timber design and production specialist, Greg has researched and published widely on timber in sustainable design, the environmental aspects of construction and building performance, and the broader production and use of renewable materials in the built environment. He was the lead author in several WoodSolutions design guides. In addition to work in current and past building design with timber, Greg is also involved in efforts to gain the most from Australia’s plantation hardwood resources.

The Details

Architect/Designer:
Greg Nolan (CSAW)
Location:
Online
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