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What Wood Is That?: A Manual of Wood…

What Wood Is That?: A Manual of Wood Identification (Studio Book)

by Herbert L. Edlin

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This work contains an excellent and very useful section on the colour of flurorescence beneath uv light. Without the ability to run chemical tests, or get close enough to review the tyloses and rays in antique woods on display or unique specimens, this is an accurate and invaluable, time-saving guide. Also of note is the elm-hackberry decision tree to separate this confusing family. ( )
1 vote BJasmine | Jun 19, 2014 |
Biased towards a European forest, this is still a lovely book for those of us who are would-be cabinetmakers. The small wood samples included are what make this book extraordinary. I would have wished that the wood sample titles would have been made more exact. Example: 'oak' and oak, brown' are two samples. ( )
1 vote MsMixte | Dec 21, 2012 |
The first five pages constitute a fold-out collection of actual wood samples! Ever wondered what zebrawood looks or feels like? So rad! Makes me wish my American History textbook came with samples of civil war uniforms and a plug of Jamestown tobacco.Also it is a rather awesome bit of carpentry reference material. ( )
1 vote rrriles | Apr 7, 2010 |
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The title of this book could not be more explicit or apt. With 40 actual wood specimens in popular use, descriptions of grain, color and texture, how to identify trees by their leaves, fruit, and bark, and much more, this is a small encyclopedia for woodworkers, carpenters, hobbyists, dealers, architects, craftsmen, nature lovers, teachers, or anyone with the urge to learn about wood. With small, aromatic samples of 40 varieties of wood, from afrormosia to zebrawood, this book even smells good! --Mark Hetts

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Tips on identifying trees by leaves, fruit, and bark and information on lamination, veneers, and wood carving are accompanied by a unique fold-out of forty samples of important wood varieties in popular use.

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