Encyclopedia of Wood

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Encyclopedia of Wood

22.95

Pre-order for publication date: 1/27/17

Timber is one of our most valuable and vulnerable natural resources, and the best way to protect it is to make sure we use it properly. This in-depth guide from the United States Department of Agriculture tells you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about wood. This is the ultimate reference material for any trip to the lumberyard. 

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Wood: It’s everywhere. The stuff literally grows on trees. We use it every day of our lives. Of course, this book is made from wood.

Timber is one of our most valuable and vulnerable natural resources, and the best way to protect it is to make sure we use it properly. This in-depth guide from the United States Department of Agriculture tells you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about wood—and then some.

Whether you’re a master woodworker or a weekend do-it-yourselfer, this is the ultimate reference material for any trip to the lumberyard. 

· Learn which type of wood you should be using for each project
· Know the physical properties of different types of wood – and why it matters
· Get to know the characteristics and recommended uses of various woods
· Learn the best methods for fastening and finishing
· Get tips for fire safety, and the long-term care of wood