Wood: Identification & Use

Wood: Identification & Use

by Terry Porter


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Wood: Identification & Use by Terry Porter

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861084361
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 298,540
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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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