A Tree-by-tree Guide to the World's Most Versatile Resource
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An invaluable reference for woodworkers, crafters, furniture designers, and home enthusiasts, this comprehensive guide helps readers discover one of our most beautiful natural resources and learn how to use and appreciate this wonderfully versatile material.
The Encyclopedia of Wood, New Edition provides an A-to-Z directory featuring more than 150 of the world s most popular woods, with information on growth rate, distribution, key characteristics, working properties, and commercial uses. Each entry includes a detailed color photograph to show the tree s unique grain, pattern, figure, and color, providing a valuable visual resource for selecting timber. An informative introduction explains the anatomy and life cycle of trees as well as the process of producing boards and veneers, and examines essential conservation issues. With approximately 225 full-color illustrations, this guide is perfect for use in a range of applications and is a one-stop resource to the remarkable world of wood.