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Encyclopedia of Wood: A Tree-by-Tree Guide to the World's Most Versatile Resource

Edited By: Aidan Walker

192 pages, Col photos, maps

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Hardback | Apr 2005 | Edition: 2 | #152642 | ISBN: 0816061815
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About this book

An abundantly illustrated compendium of information about trees, forest types, and the characteristics, uses, facts, and myths connected with many types of woods. At its core is an A-Z directory of 150 woods in commercial use, with identification of growth, distribution, and physical characteristics.

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Aidan Walker spent 10 years as a professional carpenter, joiner, and cabinetmaker, after which he became editor of Woodworker magazine, the U.K.'s leading journal of woodworking craft and design. He is now a freelance writer on wood and furniture-related topics. Bill Lincoln has spent 30 years in the wood trade. He is the author of The Art and Practice of Marquetry and The Complete Manual of Wood Veneering. Luke Hughes studied Chinese and tooka degree in the history of art. He then switched to law before deciding to commit himself to woodwork. He now produces classically influenced furniture for such prestigious London stores as Liberty's and the Conran Shop. Lucinda Leech is a well-established furniture designer.

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