The Essential Wood Book (Paperback)

The Woodworker's Guide to Choosing and Using Lumber

By Tim Snyder (Editor)

Cedar Lane Press, 9781950934393, 216pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/1/2016)

List Price: 27.95*
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The Essential Wood Book is about making the basics of using and choosing wood easier to understand.

While some wood books can be intimidating due to an overly scientific approach or an overflowing amount of exotic and hard-to-find woods you'll never use, this handy, accessible resource is perfect for anyone seeking information about the most essential materials needed to complete their next woodworking project. In addition to covering the top native American and exotic woods from Ash to Zebrawood, The Essential Wood Book also offers expert advice and know-how for working with wood, rough lumber and plywood, understanding wood movement and other characteristics, finding unique wood sources, and storing and drying lumber.

With lots of photos and accessible, detailed information, The Essential Wood Book is the ideal resource for woodworkers, carpenters, crafters, or DIY enthusiasts seeking the fundamental knowledge needed to successfully work with wood.