What Wood Is That?: A Manual of Wood Identification with 40 Actual Wood Samples and 79 Illustrations in the Text

Edlin, Herbert L.

Published by A Studiio Book/The Viking Press, 1969
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Dust Jacket Condition: Fine.160 pp, sequence of 40 trees described, introduction, Part I. The Wood from the Trees: 1. Man Masters Timber; 2. From Forest to Fireside. Part II. Wood Identification: 3. Wood Formation and Structure: The Clues to Identity; 4. Keys for Naming Timber; 5. Examples of the Use of Keys; 6. Wood Names and Their Application. Part III. Description of Forty Trees and Their Timbers; acknowledgments with according fold-out of wood samples. First Edition, 1969. Price clipped. Foxed Top text block edge with partially age-toned front endpapers, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket and no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with black lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Strong, pliable, and natural, wood is the world?s most versatile structural resource. But how to tell one kind from another and choose just the right wood for your project? This remarkable collection of forty actual wood samples shows the color, grain, and texture of the leading varieties. Detailed drawings identify uncut, unfinished trees by their leaves, fruits, and bark. Originally published in 1969, and now in its eighth printing, this straightforward text explains where each kind of tree is grown and how to use its wood to the best advantage?from lamination to veneering, from carving and molding, to finishing. Here, too, is the history of man?s use of wood from the Stone Age ax to modern-day conservation issues and rare rain-forest species. What Wood Is That? is an invaluable resource for builders, homeowners, and hobbyists?and a fascinating companion for forest guides and nature lovers.

Review: The title of this book could not be more explicit or apt. With 40 actual wood specimens in popular use, descriptions of grain, color and texture, how to identify trees by their leaves, fruit, and bark, and much more, this is a small encyclopedia for woodworkers, carpenters, hobbyists, dealers, architects, craftsmen, nature lovers, teachers, or anyone with the urge to learn about wood. With small, aromatic samples of 40 varieties of wood, from afrormosia to zebrawood, this book even smells good! --Mark Hetts

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Title: What Wood Is That?: A Manual of Wood ...
Publisher: A Studiio Book/The Viking Press
Publication Date: 1969
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good - Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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