Wood ID Handbook is a gift book for wood lovers – an indispensable and informative guide to over 100 different kinds of wood.
This compact directory explores the world's most valuable natural resource in detail. This new gift edition gives helpful details about the most popular and useful woods with illustrations and photographs to help with identification. There is also valuable information on typical uses, durability, wood defects, and potential health hazards for each species.
Based on the best-selling reference work Wood: Identification and Use, this revised and updated abridged version includes drawings and descriptions of the living trees to enhance appreciation of the raw material of woodwork. In-depth yet accessible this handy pocket guide will be the perfect gift for all woodworkers and wood lovers.
Terry Porter has had a lifelong interest in wood and working with wood. He spent many years as a teacher and examiner in English as a Foreign Language, both in Britain and abroad. Combining his skills in woodwork, photography and writing, he went on to write many articles for woodworking magazines.