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Introduction to the Good wood guideChecklist for buying and using wood timberLinks to sources of information on wood and timberOrder the book of the Good wood guideAcknowledgements



The Good wood guide is here to help you make the best choice when buying or using wood for your next DIY, self build or construction project.

From furniture to floorboards we rely on wood for modern living. Natural and renewable - it should have advantages over less green alternatives such as steel or PVC.

Unfortunately, because our timber demands are growing and we waste so much, our forests are in crisis.

There are no easy solutions to saving the world's forests. But buying good wood is a great start >

In the Good wood web guide

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  • Analysis of the timber trade worldwide
  • Expertise on the state of our forests
  • Details of forest saving initiatives
  • Listings of reputable UK dealers.

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