Know Your Wood
Provision of wood/timber species identification services
Know Your Wood provides an expert wood identification and associated service including reporting formerly maintained by CSIRO and gained over 45 years of work and research.
Identifying wood is an expert service formerly provided by CSIRO. When it is necessary to determine the type of wood that is used for a wooden item, be it flooring, antique furniture, structural wood, marine or other archaeological wood material or anything made of wood if the visual appearance is generally not adequate. A specific scientific process needs to be used in which the structure of wood is examined. Usually an item can be examined either directly by shaving off thin slivers from specific wood surfaces. Where that is not practical a small sample, approximately the size of half a match box or even a 1cm cube can be used for the analysis. Identifications provided by Know Your Wood are carried out and the result is reported with a written statement. The service fee is charged on a per specimen basis and is available on request.
Address19 Benambra Street, Oakleigh South, Vic, 3167