Identifying Wood:
Accurate Results with Simple Tools




R. Bruce Hoadley. The only way to be sure is to look at end grain through a hand lens, and compare with a sample or a good photo. Wood scientist Bruce Hoadley brings accurate identification methods to the amateur, with hundreds of keyed micrographs showing anatomical features.

Includes 180 species of hard, soft, and tropical woods. A classic reference.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. THE CLASSIFICATION & NAMING OF WOODS
The Structure of Woody Plants: Gross Anatomical Features
Softwoods
Hardwoods
Physical & Chemical Properties
Irregularities & Special Features

2. EQUIPMENT & TECHNIQUE
Taking Samples & Keeping Records
Wood Collections & Other Visual Refernece Materials
Hardwood Identification
Softwood Identification
Identification of Tropical Woods
Wood Identification in the Real World

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228 pgs, 8.5x11, 393 color & b&w illus, hardcover