If you've ever struggled to decide what kind of wood to use for a project, this easy-to-understand book helps guide your choice. With contributions from several well-known woodworkers, it begins with a complete review of North American and exotic wood species commonly used in woodworking, outlining the origin and history of each, with tips on selection and finish, color photos, measurement, grading and purchasing.

It also includes a buyer's guide for hardwood lumber, a detailed chart outlining sheet goods, including softwood veneers, as well as advice on drying, storing and acclimating wood, squaring up rough lumber, mixing and matching woods, and composing with wood grain. This is an invaluable reference guide, complete with interesting facts and solutions useful for any woodworking project.

Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 215 pages, 2016.

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