The Essential Wood Book: The Woodworker's Guide To Choosing And Using Lumber by Tim SnyderThe Essential Wood Book: The Woodworker's Guide To Choosing And Using Lumber by Tim Snyder

The Essential Wood Book: The Woodworker's Guide To Choosing And Using Lumber

EditorTim Snyder

Paperback | July 1, 2016

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The Essential Wood Book is about making the basics of using and choosing wood easier to understand. While some wood books can be intimidating due to an overly scientific approach or an overflowing amount of exotic and hard-to-find woods you'll never use, this handy, accessible resource is perfect for anyone seeking information about the most essential materials needed to complete their next woodworking project. In addition to covering the top native American and exotic woods from Ash to Zebrawood, The Essential Wood Book also offers expert advice and know-how for working with wood, rough lumber and plywood, understanding wood movement and other characteristics, finding unique wood sources, and storing and drying lumber. With lots of photos and accessible, detailed information, The Essential Wood Book is the ideal resource for woodworkers, carpenters, crafters, or DIY enthusiasts seeking the fundamental knowledge needed to successfully work with wood.
Tim Snyder has served as executive editor of American Woodworker and Fine Homebuilding magazines, as a book division editor at the Taunton Press, and as co-author with Norm Abrams of two New Yankee Workshop books. Recently named editor of Woodcraft magazine, Snyder previously built a reputation as a freelance writer for national home i...
Title:The Essential Wood Book: The Woodworker's Guide To Choosing And Using LumberFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:Spring House PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940611377

ISBN - 13:9781940611372

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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Native American Woods Ash, Beech, Birch, Boxelder, Cherry, American Chestnut, Cyprus, Elm, Hickory, Holly, Maple, Oak, Red Oak, White Oak, Osage Orange, White Pine, Yellow Poplar, Red Alder, Western Red Cedar, Redwood, Royal Paulownia, Sassafrass, Sycamore, Black Walnut Chapter 2: Exotic Woods Bamboo, Cedar, Ebony, Ipe, Koa, Lacewood, Mahogany, Black Palm, Purpleheart, Teak, Wenge, Yellowheart, Zebrawood Chapter 3: Plywood Man-Made Woodworking Materials Sheet Goods for the Shop Chapter 4: Unique Wood Sources Get a Grip on Lumber Grades Making Good with Salvaged Wood Buyer's Guide to Mills Hardwood Lumber Wood for Outdoor Projects Hunting Backyard Exotics Chapter 5: Wood Characteristics Mixing and Matching Woods Talking Figure Taming Wild Wood Their Two Scents' Worth Discolorations Hardwood, Heartwood, and Hard Wood Spalted Toxic Woods Chapter 6: Working with Wood Squaring Up Rough Lumber Wood Movement Chapter 7: Storage and Drying Lumber and Sheet Storage Rack How to Air Dry Lumber Acclimating Wood Stock Options: Air or Kiln Dried?