Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology
The first edition of Understanding Wood was published in 1980 and has since sold more than 130,000 copies. It is widely held as a definitive reference work and the cornerstone of every woodworker's library. Now, Bruce Hoadley's comprehensive guide to wood technology has been revised and updated in this 20th-anniversary edition of a classic.
New information on composite materials, adhesives, and finishes brings this book into the 21st century, while more than 300 photographs bring important visual information to life. This edition covers the nature of wood and its properties, the basics of wood technology, and the woodworker's raw materials. Understanding Wood was written for woodworkers by a scientist with a love of woodworking. It will be sought after by craftsmen and collectors alike.
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Wood is a complex, dynamic material that can only be used successfully if the craftsperson understands it. It reacts to changes in humidity, and the various species have widely different working and ... Read full review
An excellent book for anyone wanting to learn about the properties of wood. Every woodworker should read it cover to cover and keep it in their reference library.
The Nature of Wood 6 Factors affecting strength properties
Sapwood and heartwood 11
Figure in Wood 24 Free water and bound water
Wood Identification 46
Machining and Bending Wood
Finishing and Protecting Wood
Veneer and Plywood
Forests past and future
Finding the specific gravity of wood