Know Your Woods: A Complete Guide to Trees, Woods, and Veneers

Know Your Woods: A Complete Guide to Trees, Woods, and Veneers

by Albert J. Constantine
     
 

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Know Your Woods traces different varieties of lumber from the forest to the sawmill to the craftsman's workshop. Every person interested in the broad subject of woods-their identification, characteristics, and uses-will find this book a revelation. The information is presented in clear, nontechnical style. It describes over three hundred principal woods; indicates the…  See more details below

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Know Your Woods traces different varieties of lumber from the forest to the sawmill to the craftsman's workshop. Every person interested in the broad subject of woods-their identification, characteristics, and uses-will find this book a revelation. The information is presented in clear, nontechnical style. It describes over three hundred principal woods; indicates the common and scientific names of each; shows how to recognize a tree by its leaf, bark, or berry; and features over one hundred fifty illustrations on how to identify a type of wood by grain, color, and texture.

The author spent more than forty years in the trade before writing this book, which reflects his thorough and unparalleled expertise in the field. It contains much information that appears nowhere else, including commentary on worldwide forestation programs, logging and sawmill operations, lumber and veneer manufacturing methods, and other related subjects. Know Your Woods is a unique reference guide that neither the craftsman nor the tree lover should be without.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684187785
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/20/1987
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

ALBERT J. CONSTANTINE JR.’S great-grandfather, a cabinetmaker, founded the family’s wood business in 1812, which is now located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The author was known for devoting a lifetime to the study of woods.

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