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The Real Wood Bible: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing and Using 100 Decorative Woods

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Publisher Comments:

A practical and inspiring A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods.

Wood is a favored building material because of availability, ease to cut and join, decorative properties, functionality, flexibility, and a favorable strength-to-weight ratio.

The Real Wood Bible is a comprehensive handbook for anyone who works with wood...or is planning to. Woodworkers, crafters, carpenters, and interior designers will find extensive information about the woods they regularly use as well as discover some new ones.

This colorful, easy-to-use book features: How trees are converted into boards and veneersHow to convert your own trees into boardsWoods that incorporate beautiful natural effectsA list of woods available from sustainable sourcesUseful advice on buying and storing lumber.

An extensive and illustrated A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods is the heart of this book. Each wood is shown with a color illustration demonstrating the true look and beauty of the finished and unfinished grain.

A special section on sustainability is included, with an introduction to key conservation issues.

The Real Wood Bible is the essential reference for the appreciation of the practical beauty of the world's most popular building material.

Book News Annotation:

Using full-color photographs and details about such factors as workability and availability, Gibbs provides clear and extensive guidance on making the best choice of woods from 100 different wood types. The woods are presented in an alphabetical, directory format. Gibbs explains the pros and cons of working with each wood type and delineates its key characteristics and uses. He also provides background information about buying and storing lumber and about the environmental concerns of using wood.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Using full-color photographs and details about such factors as workability and availability, Gibbs provides clear and extensive guidance on making the best choice of woods from 100 different wood types. The woods are presented in an alphabetical, directory format. Gibbs explains the pros and cons of working with each wood type and delineates its key characteristics and uses. He also provides background information about buying and storing lumber and about the environmental concerns of using wood. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This A-Z guide to 100 of the world's most popular woods, illustrated with scale color photographs, is ideal for woodworkers and interior designers. It includes practical tips for choosing and storing wood and assesses the availability of sustainable supplies.

Synopsis:

An A-Z guide to the100 most used wood each with a full page illustration. Includes information on how boards and veneers are made, natural effects, storing lumber and sustainable sources and aimed at any anyone working with or choosing wood for effects.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554070336
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
Woodwork
Author:
Gibbs, Nick
Subject:
Wood
Subject:
Woodwork -- Amateurs' manuals.
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Woodwork - General
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
Spiral
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
775x575

Related Subjects

Engineering » Home Construction » Decorating » By Room
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Woodworking
Home and Garden » Interior Design » General
Science and Mathematics » Materials Science » Wood Products

The Real Wood Bible: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing and Using 100 Decorative Woods
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Product details 256 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781554070336 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This A-Z guide to 100 of the world's most popular woods, illustrated with scale color photographs, is ideal for woodworkers and interior designers. It includes practical tips for choosing and storing wood and assesses the availability of sustainable supplies.
"Synopsis" by , An A-Z guide to the100 most used wood each with a full page illustration. Includes information on how boards and veneers are made, natural effects, storing lumber and sustainable sources and aimed at any anyone working with or choosing wood for effects.
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