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Wood; Identification & Use (Revised & Expanded)

ISBN: 9781861084361 | 1861084366
Edition: Revised
Format: Trade Book
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
Pub. Date: 2/1/2007

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Terry Porter's unique and visually dazzling handbook has always been indispensable for every woodworkerand this new edition adds 17 species of lumber not included before, bringing the list up to a grand total of 400! Plus, there's 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; 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.

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