An indispensable guide to one of the world s most valuable natural resources.
This new edition adds 17 important timber species not included before, bringing the list of species described up to 400 in total, in this lavishly illustrated book.
A new section illustrates the variety of decorative figuring and there is valuable information on wood defects and potential health hazards.
A best-selling reference work, now revised and updated, it additionally offers inspirational examples of finished work, an enlarged glossary of technical terms and drawings of living trees which serve to enhance appreciation of the raw material of woodwork.
Aimed squarely at the individual or small-scale user, whether professional or amateur, the book includes woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning, carving and a host of more specialist applications.
It covers most species in widespread use, and many less familiar ones which deserve to be better known.
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