Wood - Identification & Use
Compact Edition
A Field Guide to More than 200 Species

by Terry Porter

Softcover
155 x 205mm
288pp

Published by Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd, East Sussex UK

R.R.P.$34.90

ISBN 9781861088550

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Extract from back cover of book:

This unique book brings together a remarkable amount of practical information on the most important timber species in use today.

From Acacia to Zanthoxylum
Aimed squarely at the individual or small-scale user, whether professional or amateur, it describes the appearance and properties of a huge range of woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning, carving and a host of more specialist applications.

Over 200 woods illustrated and described in detail
Stunning colour photographs provide an invaluable guide to species identification, and there is reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements, durability, typical uses, and the health risks which may be associated with certain species. A further 200 species are listed in brief.

A unique guide to the world's most useful timbers
A comprehensive index enables you to identify any of the listed woods by both common and scientific names, and by local names used in their country of origin. The result is an indispensable guide to one of the world's most valuable natural resources.

About the author: A former editor of GMC's best-selling Woodturning magazine, Terry Porter has brought a lifetime's practical woodworking experience to the writing of this book.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Metric

Contents

Introduction
What is wood?
Forest types
Seasoning and sawing
Figure in wood
Defects in wood
Glossary of wood terminology
Toxic woods

Wood Directory
Introductory note
Woods listed alphabetically by botanical names:
Each timber has a page dedicated to it, with a full colour photo of the timber as well as information on description, properties, seasoning, durability, and typical uses.
Koa
Australian Blackwood
European Maple
Bigleaf Maple
Boxelder
Japanese Maple
European Sycamore
Soft Maple
Hard Maple
Yellow Buckeye
Horse Chestnut
Afzelia
Kauri Pine
Kokko
Sheoak
Common Alder
Red Alder
Cerejeira
Lati
Angelin
Mersawa
Parana Pine
Hoop Pine
Madrona
Peroba Rosa
Goncalo Alves
Gaboon
Tatajuba
Rhodesian Teak
Pau Marfim
Pink Ivory Wood
Yellow Birch
Paper Birch
European Birch
Sucupira
Muhuhu
Snakewood
European Boxwood
Brazilwood
Yellow Cedar
Jacareuba
Degame
Australian Silky Oak
European Hornbeam
Hickory
Pecan
American Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut
Blackbean
South American Cedar
Cedar of Lebanon
Ceiba
Hackberry
Coachwood
Port Orford Cedar
Southern White Cedar
Greenheart
Ceylon Satinwood
Ziricote
Freijo
Dogwood
Spotted Gum
Rimu
Kingwood
Brazilian Tulipwood
Indian Rosewood
African Blackwood
Brazilian Rosewood
Cocobolo
Honduras Rosewood
Macassar Ebony
African Ebony
Persimmon
Ayan
Jelutong
Queensland Walnut
Gedu Nohor
Sapele
Utile
Guanacaste
Red River Gum
Spotted Gum
Tasmanian Oak
Karri
Rose Gum
Jarrah
Tallowwood
Blackbutt
Australian Red Mahogany
Sydney Blue Gum
American Beech
European Beech
Queensland Maple
Silver Ash
American Ash
European Ash
Japanese Ash
Ramin
Agba
Maracaibo Boxwood
Lignum Vitae
Guarea
Bubinga
Ovangkol
Mengkulang
Courbaril
Holly
Merbau
Butternut
American Walnut
European Walnut
Virginian Pencil Cedar
African Mahogany
Rewarewa
Laburnum
Huon Pine
European Larch
Japanese Larch
Western Larch
Pukatea
American Sweet Gum
American Whitewood
Mangeao
Bollywood
Ekki
African Walnut
Jacaranda Pardo
Osage-Orange
Magnolia
Apple
Mansonia
Rata
Zebrano
Iroko
Wenge
Panga Panga
Abura
Opepe
Tasmanian Myrtle
Red Beech
Silver Beech
Blackgum
Balsa
Stinkwood
European Olive
East African Olive
Desert Ironwood
White Peroba
Paulownia
Purpleheart
Afrormosia
Imbuia
Celery-Top Pine
Spruce
Sitka Spruce
Lodegpole Pine
Sugar Pine
Western White Pine
Longleaf and Slash Pine
Ponderosa Pine
Radiata Pine
Eastern White Pine
Scots Pine
Loblolly Pine
European Plane
Vinhatico
Macacauba
Poplar
Cottonwood
Canadian Aspen
Mesquite
European Cherry
Amercian Cherry
Douglas Fir
Muninga
Andaman Padauk
Amboyna
Burma Padauk
African Padauk
African Pterygota
Pear
American White Oak
Japanese Oak
European Oak
American Red Oak
Robinia
Willow
Sassafras
Quebracho
Sequoia (Redwood)
White Lauan
Tamboti
Niove
American Mahogany
Turpentine
Primavera
Ipe
Bald Cypress
European Yew
Pacific Yew
Teak
Indian Laurel
Idigbo
Afara
Thuya Burr
Western Red Cedar
Makore
Basswood
European Lime
Australian Red Cedar
Obeche
Western Hemlock
Avodire
Amercian Elm
Wych Elm
Dutch Elm
English Elm
Rock Elm
Myrtle
Light Virola
West Indian Satinwood

Additional woods in brief (no photo, 1 line description)
Subalpine Fir
Californian Red Fir
Japanese Fir
Raspberry Jam Wood
Mulga
Black Wattle
Gidgee
Brigalow
Sen
Vanuatu Blackwood
East Indian Kauri
West African Albizia
Yellow Siris
Haiari
Forest Oak
Espave
Curupay
Aningeria
Kaatoan Bangkal
Antiaris
Duru
Red Lancewood
Pawpaw
Araracanga
Blackheart Sassafras
Moabi
Tawa
Berlinia
Brazilnut
Sweet Birch
Japanese Birch
Bishopwood
Pochote
Alone
Okwen
Capomo
Satine
Cocuswood
Yellow Sanders
Jucaro
Verawood
Palo Santo
Serrette
Cangerana
Rose Alder
White Cypress Pine
Genero Lemonwood
Sajo
Cananga
Crabwood (Andiroba)
Jequitiba
American Hornbeam
Piqui
Giant Chinkapin
Northern Catalpa
Trumpetwood
Acajou Rouge
Spanish Cedar
Canarywood
Arariba
Katsura
Fustic
Camphor Laurel
Coconut
Esia
Etimoe
West African Cordia
Light American Cordia
Cow Tree
Capa De Tabaco
Bolly Silkwood
Sugi
Muhimbi
Kahikatea
Flamewood
Ogea
Northern Sassafras
Angelica Tree
Morotto
Gabon Ebony
Kaki
Marblewood
Keruing
Tonka
Paldao
Kapur
Lampati
New South Wales Scented Rosewood
Miva Mahogany
Brown Quangdong
White Quangdong
Kauvula
Omu
Timbauba
Jaboty
Poplar Gum
Australian White Ash
Blue Gum
White-topped Box
Ulmo
Water Gum
Pau Amarello
Tamboti
Japanese Beech
Fitzroy Cypress
Jagua
Gingko
Mutenye
Copaiba
Red Chacate
Oysterwood
Leche perra
Rubbertree (Rubberwood)
Blue Mahoe
Hura Possumwood
Kirikawa (Marakaipo)
South American Walnut
Ashe Juniper
Kempas
Tea Tree
Bombanga
Cucumber Tree
Oboto
Mango
Massaranduba
Sapodilla
Carne d'anta
Rengas
Breadtree
Chechem
Grumixava
Manwood
Balsamo
Louro preto
Danta
Coigue
Antartic Beech
Rauli
Water Tupelo
Black Gum
East Afrcian Camphorwood
Lancewood
Tchitola
Nyatoh
Beli
Angico
Red Siris
Japanese Spruce
Black Spruce
Red Spruce
Bristlecone Pine
Caribbean Pine
Japanese Red Pine
Table Mountain Pine
Siberian Yellow Pine
Dahoma
Podo
Amunu
Totara
Taun
Cativo
Carbonero
Amendoim
Arkansas Oak
Swamp White Oak
Scarlet Oak
Oregon White Oak
Live Oak
Mangrove
Sandalwood
Australian White Birch
Odoko
Akossika
Giant Sequoia
Balau
Meranti
Sepetir
Yellow Carabeen
Sophora
Brown Sterculia
Chewstick
Whie Hazelwood
Tamarind
Red Tulip Oak
Niangon
Nargusta
Indian Silver Greywood
Indian Almond
Izombe
Calantas
Long John
Brush Box
Japanese Hemlock
Smooth-Leaved Elm
Cedar Elm
Wacapou
New Guinea Boxwood
Keyaki
Ebano

About the Author
Acknowledgements
Index of Common Names
Index of Botanical Names