Wood Identification and Use

Terry Porter
Guild of Master Craftsman.

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Every woodworker, professional or amateur, needs this unique and visually dazzling handbook, which brings together a remarkable amount of practical information on today’s most important lumbers and gives a wonderful full-color, close-up view of the various grains. Created by the former editor of the best-selling Woodturning magazine, and aimed at the craftsperson, it features a main section with more than 200 woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning, carving, and a host of specialist applications; in addition, another 200 receive shorter listings in the back. Every featured wood, from abura to ziricote, is illustrated and described in detail, with invaluable facts on its working properties, seasoning requirements, durability, typical uses, and even the health risks it can pose.

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