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You'll learn all about wood color and grain, sustainability and storage -- even how to turn your own trees into boards and veneers. It's a must-have reference to the world's most popular building material. (Sara Scott Log Home Design Ideas)
Every type of wood has its own personality and its own best uses, according to The Real Wood Bible... color photos and descriptions of 100 popular decorative woods. (James Cummings Dayton Daily News 2005-08-18)
It's the book you'd expect from a guy who made his first tool box from utile, an African mahogany. (Mark Feirer This Old House)
Written to answer any wood-related question... With such complete information, a book like this is likely to become the Holy Grail of wood. (Hardwood Floors 2005-12-01)
Invaluable for the novice but also a good reference for the pro. (Peggy Mackenzie Toronto Star 2006-01-19)
A thorough guide that can help beginning and advanced woodworkers choose between 100 types of decorative woods... A photo index makes browsing easy. (Rebecca Swain Vadnie Orlando Sentinel 2005-08-28)
There's more to wood than just how it looks.... learn the strengths and weaknesses of all types of wood. (Heidi Rose Lamirande Boston Globe 2005-11-03)
An essential reference for anyone who works with wood or makes decisions about how and where it's used. (Home and Design)
This comprehensive guide to 100 of the world's most popular woods can help you select the best one for your project... Great for woodworkers, designers and homeowners alike. (Diana Luciani Style At Home)
Of particular note is a full-page photo of each species showing the wood in two states: bare and with a clear finish... a valuable and useful guide. (Anatole Burkin Fine Woodworking)
36 pages of pertinent advice, including seven steps to choosing wood and discussion of issues surrounding certified supply. (Sharon Wootton Olympia Olympian 2005-12-03)
Gibbs, a carpenter and editor of Woodworker magazine, includes a vast amount of details about each wood variety: strengths and weaknesses, key details, primary uses, price range and, new this year, a sustainability rating. Also included are glossy, close-up photos of each wood, shown unfinished and oiled. The woods include those from around the world. Besides being a veritable encyclopedia of woods, the book gives tips on buying and storing lumber, sustainability issues and an explanation of how trees become boards. (Melanie Warner Houston Chronicle 2012-04-14)
This is a useful and informative guide to woods used in building and crafts. Its best use may be to direct consumers away from stressed and threatened species and toward reasonable, sustainable substitutes.... Although written mainly for crafters and homebuilders or renovators looking for interesting trim options, the casual browser will find something to mull over. (Mary-Liz Shaw Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2012-04-08)
Nick Gibbs is a carpenter and editor of Woodworker magazine. He has contributed to many books including The Flooring Handbook.See all Product Description