The Industry Structure
The Special Timbers Industry comprises a range of traditional trades, the designer/makers and the woodcraft sectors. The trades sector is made up of furniture production, joinery and boat building. Designer/makers focus on bespoke individual items and some production. Woodcraft groups include woodturning, giftware, bowls, boxes and instrument makers.
The sector is the major, local, commercial user of Tasmania’s Special Timbers. A significant proportion of milled timber is exported from Tasmania.
The average value of purchases made by enterprises within the sector was identified in 2009 and is represented in the graph below.
(Source: A review of the Tasmanian Woodcraft Sector for The Woodcraft Guild & Forestry Tasmania, 2009)
This graph highlights the relatively larger scale of the of the furniture and joinery sectors within the industry.