Synopses & Reviews
Richly detailed, packed with pictures and diagrams, this will be the woodworker's indispensable guide to the heart and soul of the craft. A directory of over 60 types of wood includes stunning close-up photos of each, displaying grain, color, and texture. Color charts lay out the projects that a variety of wood is suited for, its density and strength, how it stands up to various machines, and more. There are hints on recognizing defects; getting a good value; and storage. It's the ultimate bench reference!
From hardwoods to softwoods and exotics to engineered woods and more, this practical handbook offers information on working with wood successfully. The characteristics of over 60 woods are discussed, and there is advice on drying, buying and storing wood.