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Where are the spots?

If you asked for spotted gum to be used in your next outside project, you’d be making a wise choice… Unless you made it thinking there would be spots in the timber! The term spotted gum actually refers to the tree’s powdery bark, which is white, pink or grey and often...

The unique beauty of jarrah

If you’re after a timber for a deck or outdoor project that’s deep-red or brown in colour, it’s hard to surpass the unique beauty of Jarrah. Jarrah is a Eucalptus timber that’s native to the Southwest of Western Australia, where it is a prolific grower. It is a very...

Which hardwood would you choose?

When it comes to choosing a material for your framing, posts and other elements of an outdoor project, would you choose hardwood? In fact, why wouldn’t you choose hardwood? Question: What is hardwood? Answer: Well, yes, it usually is a hard wood but the hardness or...

We bow to the beauty of merbau

Merbau comes from a species of tree called Intsia bijuga, commonly called ipil, kwila, taal or simply merbau. It’s native to the Indo-Pacific area and grows to around 50 metres high in mangrove forests. While the bark and leaves of the tree have alternative medical...

New franchisee required!

How would you like the Blue Mountains as the backdrop to your office? If this sounds tempting, or in fact you live in the Sydney West or Blue Mountains area, Outside Concepts has a business opportunity for you. After a recent retirement, Outside Concepts is looking...