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Books on Wood


Greg Wright, CELEBRATING BIRCH
Ref: 16221


If you think of birch as simply a wood to work with, think again. For centuries, this legendary tree has been vital to the survival of mankind and is celebrated by cultures around the world. In this stunning salute, the North House Folk School will delight your curiosity with the fascinating history and myths of the birch, while sharpening your woodworking skills with 15 beautiful projects that include carved ornaments, turned bowls, bark baskets, and more.

192 pages with full colour photographs throughout. 


Price: 17.99

Greg Wright, CELEBRATING BIRCH

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Alan Holtham, HOW TO SEASON AND DRY YOUR OWN WOOD
Ref: 17880


This handbook takes the reader through the process of finding, processing, seasoning and drying their own unique timber and is aimed at independent woodworkers across a whole range of disciplines. To this day, most literature on seasoning and drying timber takes into account that the readers are dealing with timber by the kiln-load, but this title is aimed at one-man-bands, who work with small garden timber and writes in an entertaining and accessible. The book covers: Anatomical structures of wood, identifying timber, sourcing timber, seasoning timber and drying timber.
Author: Alan Holtham 


Price: 19.99

Alan Holtham, HOW TO SEASON AND DRY YOUR OWN WOOD

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R. Bruce Hoadley, IDENTIFYING WOOD. Accurate Results with Simple Tools
Ref: CHT0093


With the naked eye or a microscope you will be able to identify 180 hardwoods following the straightforward techniques described in this book. 


Price: 29.95

R. Bruce Hoadley, IDENTIFYING WOOD. Accurate Results with Simple Tools

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Terry Porter, WOOD, Identification & Use. 2nd. edition
Ref: CHT9022


Over 200 woods, from acacia to zanthoxylum, are illustrated each with a page devoted to a superb colour photograph and information. Each wood is classified under its botanical name with its common name displayed. There is a very comprehensive index of common, scientific and local names names as well as a glossary. Each page has details under the following headings: Description; Properties; Seasoning; Durability; Typical uses and possible health risks. A further 200 woods are listed briefly with properties in a 9 page directory at the end of the book. 


Price: 24.99

Terry Porter, WOOD, Identification & Use. 2nd. edition

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