Encyclopedia of Wood: A Tree-by-Tree Guide to the World's Most Versatile Resource

Encyclopedia of Wood: A Tree-by-Tree Guide to the World's Most Versatile Resource

by Aidan Walker
     
 

Intended for anyone who works with wood, this oversize reference (9x12") features a full-page entry for each of some 150 popular woods. Each entry provides thorough information on appearance, growth rate, distribution (with maps), working properties (in both narrative and chart form: impact resistance, stiffness, density, workability, bending strength, and crushing… See more details below

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Intended for anyone who works with wood, this oversize reference (9x12") features a full-page entry for each of some 150 popular woods. Each entry provides thorough information on appearance, growth rate, distribution (with maps), working properties (in both narrative and chart form: impact resistance, stiffness, density, workability, bending strength, and crushing strength), and commercial uses, both historical and current. For visual identification, generous-size detailed color photographs display grain and color. An introductory section presents information on the anatomy of the tree, the world's forests, and logging and extraction. Editor Walker and four contributors combine their considerable expertise in carpentry, cabinetry, and timber applications as well as in writing about these subjects. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Library Journal
Wood is to furniture design what denim is to fashion: it's durable and always in style. Put together by a team of wood experts (among them, a former Woodworker magazine editor, a carpenter, and a furniture designer), this glossy A-to-Z provides basic information on 150 of the world's most popular and beautiful timbers (e.g., cherry, European walnut, and African ebony). Each entry consists of an enlarged color photograph clearly showing the tree's unique pattern and color and concise information on growth, appearance, properties, uses, and more. A nice addition to libraries with strong interior design or DIY collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816061815
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.82(h) x 0.83(d)

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