The Essential Wood Book, 2nd Edition
The Woodworker’s Guide to Choosing and Using Lumber
Edited by Tim Snyder
The right lumber makes all the difference.
For any active woodworker, carpenter, or maker, knowing what wood to use and how to use it is critical to woodworking success. To that end, The Essential Wood Book makes the basics of using and choosing wood easy to understand. While some wood books are highly scientific or
overflowing with exotic or hard-to-find woods you’ll never use, this handy, straight forward guide is the perfect resource for anyone seeking information regarding the most essential woods needed to tackle any project in the shop. With lots of photos, expert tips and techniques, and a collection of essential woods clearly detailed, The Essential Wood Book is the ideal book for anyone working with wood.
Inside The Essential Wood Book , you’ll find helpful info on the most essential native and exotic woods from Ash to Zebrawood; expert know-how on lumber grades, buying hardwood lumber, and navigating sawmills; essentials of wood movement, squaring up rough lumber, and mastering perfect flat-panel glue-ups; techniques for salvaging lumber, harvesting your own, and working with wild, discolored, and toxic woods; and tips for drying your lumber along with easy-to-make storage projects to keep your shop ship-shape.
Preview the first several pages of this book here.
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