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Complete Book of Wood : A Tree-by-Tree Guide (Paperback)
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An invaluable reference for woodworkers, crafters, furniture designers, and DIY enthusiasts, this 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 wonderfully versatile resource.
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.
Every entry includes a detailed photograph to show grain, pattern, figure, and color, providing a valuable visual reference when selecting timber.