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5.0 out of 5 stars Wood Identification with Wings
This is a great book for all those interested in identifying timber. The pull out wings with actual samples of the wood differentiate this book from many of the others also available and make it a quick and effective guide.
The limitation with the book is that it only has samples of the 40 most utilised timbers and is therefore no good for the specialist.
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Published on 10 Oct 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable book for the price.
This book is aimed at 'furniture' woods, which makes it of limited use to woodturners for example. Common woods such as Yew and Holly are not represented.

The wood samples themselves are veneer strips, making it impossible to see the end grain, which is of primary importance in timber identification.
The descriptions of the woodgrains etc. are of some use,...
Published on 8 May 2009 by Mr. Anthony J. Bentley


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable book for the price., 8 May 2009
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This book is aimed at 'furniture' woods, which makes it of limited use to woodturners for example. Common woods such as Yew and Holly are not represented.

The wood samples themselves are veneer strips, making it impossible to see the end grain, which is of primary importance in timber identification.
The descriptions of the woodgrains etc. are of some use, although illustrative colour plates would have been far more valuable.

On the other hand, you get what you pay for and the samples alone are worth the money. If you are interested only in identifying furniture, this book would probably suit you fine.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wood Identification with Wings, 10 Oct 2001
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This review is from: What Wood is That? A Manual of Wood Identification (Hardcover)
This is a great book for all those interested in identifying timber. The pull out wings with actual samples of the wood differentiate this book from many of the others also available and make it a quick and effective guide.
The limitation with the book is that it only has samples of the 40 most utilised timbers and is therefore no good for the specialist.
Apart from the pull out section, the rest of the book is useful in timber identification techniques although it is fairly wordy with few pictures (all black and white).
This books gets 5 stars due to its innovative format and ease of use and I recommend it highly to anyone with an interest in wood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last managed to get a copy of this excellent book which I constantly used in school This book ..., 20 Aug 2014
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At last managed to get a copy of this excellent book which I constantly used in school This book an excellent manual of wood identification has a supurb 40 ACTUAL WOOD SPECIMENS to make it easy to identify types of wood much easier than photographic plates.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 21 July 2014
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I find this book very useful when identifying timber.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wood sample, 8 Feb 2013
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This was recommend by a college lecturer and was a very successful gift to a student. The various anal samples of wood were its best feature
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