Woodworker's Guide to Wood
Back to Basics Series

190 x 230mm

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA


ISBN 978-1-56523-464-2

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Extract from back cover of book:

Get the straight talk about wood, including:

- The unique properties of wood and how to identify them

- A comprehensive directory of common and exotic woods

- How to properly select, grade and buy lumber

- Tips for drying, storing and measuring moisture in wood

- The basics of felling, harvesting and working with green wood

- Design benefits and cost-savings of veneers and man-made boards

Photos & Illustrations: Colour


What You Can Learn

Chapter 1 - Understanding Wood
- Anatomy of a Tree
- Softwoods and Hardwoods

Chapter 2 - From Log to Lumber
- Lumber Cutting Methods
- Properties of Wood
- Identifying Wood
- Wood Identification Keys
- Portable Lumber Mills

Chapter 3 - Selecting Lumber
- Ordering Lumber
- Grading Lumber
- Hardwood Grades
- Softwood Grades
- Lumber Defects
- Preparing Lumber

Chapter 4 - Veneers and Man-made Boards
- Veneers
- From Log to Veneer
- Veneering
- Decorative Matching
- Plywood
- Plywood Grading
- Concealing Plywood Edges
- Particleboard
- Fiberboard

Chapter 5 - Drying and Storing Wood
- Water and Wood
- Estimating Wood Movement
- Air-Drying Wood
- Storing Wood

Chapter 6 - Working Green Wood
- Green Woodworking Tools
- Harvesting Wood

Chapter 7 - Wood Directory