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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book showing over 275 timbers in colour
This book provides the reader with coloured photographs of over 275 timbers.
Each coloured photograph is given its own page with supporting text on the timber.
Some of the pictures could be improved, but apart from that this is a good book for all those interested in timber.
In short, this is a simple and quick guide to timber identification.
Published on 7 Feb 1999

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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A pity
This is a tried formula for books on wood. Unfortunately the author neglected to get proper pictures of his woods, which makes this book close to unusable (there are quite a few clearly incorrect pictures). Whatever you do, don't try and identify wood with this book!
Published on 1 April 2001


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book showing over 275 timbers in colour, 7 Feb 1999
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This review is from: World Woods in Colour (Hardcover)
This book provides the reader with coloured photographs of over 275 timbers.
Each coloured photograph is given its own page with supporting text on the timber.
Some of the pictures could be improved, but apart from that this is a good book for all those interested in timber.
In short, this is a simple and quick guide to timber identification.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal For Antique Restorer, 1 Jun 2011
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I have read the other reviews and all I can say is it perfectly fitted my needs. Somtimes as a restorer of antique furniture you have to undo previous restorations and determining which piece is original can be a chore. With polishes and varnishes balsa can be made to look like ebony so a book with a good illustration of the grain of the wood is a blessing. If you already know the effects of the sun bleaching harewood, tulipwood or kingwood then you would obviously have no need for this book.
The book is illustrated in full colour throughout with one timber example to each page, and a separate page for sub-species and varieties. For example there are six pages of oak and four of mahogany
The last colour pictures are burrs, burls, whirls and birdseyes followed by geographical representation of origins,an index of common names, then the botanical classification.
Apart from actual slivers of wood, I cant really see a way of improving this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dave, 28 Oct 2012
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this book is just about the best there is i am a retired joiner & carpenter wish these had been available when i was a youngster i bought this for my grandson whi is learning all about wood used in furniture as he is learning to be a auctioneer i think this will be gerst for him
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 12 Feb 2014
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If you need to recognise or are interested in learning about commercially used woods, then this is a very useful book to have.
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17 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pity, 1 April 2001
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This is a tried formula for books on wood. Unfortunately the author neglected to get proper pictures of his woods, which makes this book close to unusable (there are quite a few clearly incorrect pictures). Whatever you do, don't try and identify wood with this book!
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A pity, 1 April 2001
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This review is from: World Woods in Colour (Hardcover)
This is a tried formula for books on wood. Unfortunately the author neglected to get proper pictures of his woods, which makes this book close to unusable (there are quite a few clearly incorrect pictures). Whatever you do, don't try and identify wood with this book!
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