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Wood: Identification & Use (Revised & Expanded)by Terry Porter
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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 and 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 and 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.
Terry Porters unique and visually dazzling handbook has always been indispensable—and this new edition adds 17 species of lumber not included before, bringing the list up to a grand total of 400! Plus, theres a new section displaying a variety of decorative figuring, information on wood defects and potential health hazards, and an enlarged glossary. Wonderful full-color pictures give close-up views of the various wood grains, while the main section showcases more than 200 woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning, carving, and a host of specialist applications, and another 200 receive shorter listings. Every featured wood is illustrated and described in detail, with invaluable facts on its working properties, seasoning requirements, durability, and typical uses.
Every woodworker, professional or amateur, needs this unique and visually dazzling handbook, which brings together a remarkable amount of practical information on today's most important lumbers and gives a wonderful full-color, close-up view of the various grains. Created by the former editor of the best-selling Woodturning magazine, and aimed at the craftsperson, it features a main section with more than 200 woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning, carving, and a host of specialist applications; in addition, another 200 receive shorter listings in the back. Every featured wood, from abura to ziricote, is illustrated and described in detail, with invaluable facts on its working properties, seasoning requirements, durability, typical uses, and even the health risks it can pose. A Selection of the F&W Book Clubs
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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