Woodworker's Guide to Wood (Back to Basics)
The practical information in this shop-tested manual gives woodworkers everything they need to know about their favorite material: wood. Woodworkers will learn how wood behaves in response to atmospheric humidity, how to measure its moisture content, how to shop for wood, how to manage various lumber grades and defects, how to work with manufactured boards and veneers, and how to harvest and season their own wood.
Several woodworking projects are also detailed in this guide, including how to build a solar kiln to season wood and how to build storage racks.
An extensive listing of wood species with working properties and full-color photos helps woodworkers save money on their next project by choosing the appropriate species and grade of wood.
The Back to Basics series offers straight talk for today's woodworker. Woodworking should be a fun and fulfilling hobby. Bypass the overwhelming overload of woodworking information available, and get "Back to Basics" with the core information you need to succeed. This series offers a clear road map of fundamental woodworking knowledge on essential topics.
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