An invaluable reference for woodworkers, crafters, furniture designers, and DIY enthusiasts, "Complete Book of Wood" is a comprehensive guide to wood, one of our most beautiful natural resources. Discover a world of wood, and find out how to use and appreciate this lovely versatile resource. Are you a crafting enthusiast looking for a new challenge or project to work on? "Complete Book of Wood" will guide you on your woodworking journey and give you all the facts you need to make sure you can choose the proper wood for your project, and how to work with it once you've purchased your wood.
A fact-packed introductory section explains the anatomy and life cycle of trees, the process of producing boards and veneers, and essential conservation issues. The main A-Z section features 150 of the world's most popular woods, with information on growth rate, distribution, key characteristics, working properties, and commercial uses. Everything you could ever want to know about wood and its properties are found in this comprehensive book. You'll never have have a problem working with wood again when it comes time to select the proper timber for your project. Every entry includes a detailed photograph to show grain, pattern, figure, and color, providing a valuable visual reference when selecting timber.