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Reasonable book for the price.
on 8 May 2009
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.