Wood: Identification & Use

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Full-size, hardcover edition describes over 200 timber species in detail. Learn more about common and exotic wood from around the world in this lavishly illustrated, hardcover edition of Terry Porter’s bestseller, WOOD Identification & Use. This indispensable guide features handsome color photographs of each species and reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements, typical uses, and safety considerations, along with inspiring examples of woodworking projects.

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Overview

Full-size, hardcover edition describes over 200 timber species in detail. Learn more about common and exotic wood from around the world in this lavishly illustrated, hardcover edition of Terry Porter’s bestseller, WOOD Identification & Use. This indispensable guide features handsome color photographs of each species and reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements, typical uses, and safety considerations, along with inspiring examples of woodworking projects.

Plus another 200 species are listed in brief. Designed for the individual or small-scale user, either professional or amateur, this must-have guide covers woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning, carving and a host of specialized applications. It includes most species in widespread use, and many less familiar ones that deserve to be better known. A comprehensive index is a handy extra you’ll appreciate.

As beautiful as it is practical! This expanded version of WOOD Identification & Use includes 20 important species that did not appear in the original. You’ll rely on this guide for important information and love browsing through its beautiful pages. Specially commissioned drawings of living trees show details of their leaves, fruit and flowers, enhancing our appreciation of wood in its many forms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861084361
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 126,175

Meet the Author

Porter has had a lifelong interest in wood and working with wood. He spent many years as a teacher and examiner in English as a Foreign Language, both in Britain and abroad. Combining his skills in woodwork, photography and writing, he went on to write many articles for woodworking magazines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
What is wood? 9
Forest types 15
Seasoning and sawing 16
Glossary of wood terminology 20
Wood Directory
Introductory note 28
Woods listed alphabetically by botanical names 30
Additional woods in brief 234
About the author 243
Acknowledgements 244
Picture credits 244
Index of common names 244
Index of botanical names 254
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