An invaluable reference source for woodworkers, wood collectors, and others interested in wood.
This all new 640-page edition of the Guide introduces 78 additional species and contains a number of invaluable features not included in the original edition, including: 1) each of the 279 species is described in a two-page data sheet containing information on the scientific name, family name, other names, distribution, the tree, the timber, seasoning, durability, workability, uses, and supplies; 2) specific gravity is included for all species and average tangential, radial, and volumetric shrinkage values are included where available; 3) each data sheet includes a line drawing of a key botanical feature, a photomicrograph of the end grain of the wood, and a color photograph of a sample of the wood; 4) this new edition also contains a common name index of over 2,000 names, a family name index, a scientific name index, and three very useful appendices including a discussion of biology and taxonomy for woodworkers, insights on the toxicity of various wood species and possible health effects related to the handling and use of these species, and a list of selected references of use to readers.
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A Guide to Useful Woods of the World is one of the most comprehensive manuals available. -- Phil Davy, Good Woodworking Magazine, December 2001
This book stands as a highly significant source of wood data. -- Australian Wood Review, December 2001
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Book Description Forest Products Research, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111892529157
Book Description Forest Products Research. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1892529157 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0805481
Book Description Forest Products Society, Madison Wis., 2001. Stiff Card Paperback. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No. Second Edition.. 618pp. Illustrated in colour & b&w. 279 woods are illustrated and their properties described. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 13085
Book Description Forest Products Society, 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 015347