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The Commercial Woods of Africa A descriptive full-color guide

By: Peter Phongphaew
206 pages, colour photos
The Commercial Woods of Africa
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  • The Commercial Woods of Africa ISBN: 9780941936828 Hardback Dec 2003 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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This guide profiles 90 African woods. Each entry contains the common trade name of the wood, its botanical name, the family name, and other local and vernacular names. Also listed are the geographical range of the tree, a physical description, and the best applications of the wood. Each entry is accompanied by a colour photograph of the wood, as well as a table giving various physical properties, such as shrinkage, weight, bending strength, and compression strength.

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Peter Phongphaew is the owner of Global Exotic Hardwood, a company that exports timber from various regions of the world. He has extensive knowledge about the identification, harvesting, and uses of a wide range of woods found throughout the world.
By: Peter Phongphaew
206 pages, colour photos
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