The Encyclopedia of Wood

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2007 - House & Home - 496 pages
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Timber is one of our most precious, versatile, and vulnerable resources, so using it effectively is important. Knowing your material inside and out is the first step to doing just that. Read about the structure of wood itself, from growth rings to its chemical composition. Learn wood’s physical and mechanical properties, including everything from elasticity to nuclear radiation. This extensive manual includes a section on stress grading as well as thorough descriptions of which fasteners to use and when. It has information on adhesive bonding, biodeterioration, control of moisture content, preservation, fire safety, specialty treatments, and much more. The Encyclopedia of Wood is an essential resource for builders, architects, engineers, and woodworkers.

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User Review  - billsearth - LibraryThing

This book describes the variations in wood types. it lists and describes the various trees woods come from and the differences in their properties and appearances.. Each species is shown with a photo ... Read full review

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it was a very informative book and veryuseful in exams and other tests

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