By Rick Peters

From hardwoods to softwoods and exotics to engineered woods and extra, this functional guide deals info on operating with wooden effectively. The features of over 60 woods are mentioned, in addition to how lumber is milled and graded. there's assurance of drying, paying for and storing wooden, and suggestion for making educated offerings on replacement wooden fabrics. Written in particular for woodworkers, it beneficial properties sensible details and information.

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The heartwood of Jatoba is CHARACTERISTICS salmon-red to orange-brown, marked with dark brown to russet COST brown streaks. It often exhibits a golden luster. The grain is interDENSITY locked and of a coarse texture. Jatoba is heavy, hard, and tough and WORKABILITY has good bending characteristics. It is used for furniture, cabinetwork, FINISHING sporting goods, and tool handles and is sliced into decorative veneer. Kingwood Dalbergia cearensis It's easy to see why this wood is so named. A member of the rosewood family, kingwood grows in BraziL and its unmistakable appearance makes it a king among woods.

It is used for FINISHING furniture, cabinetwork, and inlays Easy Difficult and is sliced into decorative veneer. -=:::::J -==:J DIRECTORY OF WOOQ ' Redwood, California Sequoia sempervirens What makes this lumber a legend? The ability of California redwood to grow super fast, along with its decay- and insect-resistance and great longevity, makes it the most commercially valuable softwood. California redwood grows along the coastal northwest of the United States. Related to the Giant Sequoia (which are protected), the California redwood is often huge: 14 feet in diameter, 40 feet at the lower trunk, and 275 feet tall.

The grain is straight with a fine, close pattern. It WORKABILITY is light, strong. and hard. Cherry is Easy Difficult used for turning. carving. furniture, FINISHING interiors, cabinetwork musical inEasy Difficult struments, and decorative veneer. I DIRECTORY OF WOOD Chestnut, American Castanea dentata American chestnut once made up one-third of the U. S. hardwood growth (about 9 million acres of forest). In the 20th century, a fungus bark disease nearly made this species extinct. All current supplies of chestnut lumber come from standing dead timber located in "ghost forests:· Although you can still can find logs in the Appalachian Mountains (since the fungus attacks the bark and not the wood), this source is almost depleted.

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