This book teaches you how to determine the inner composition of trees from their external form and identify the causes of specific characteristics of wood - essential knowledge for foresters, wood engineers and wood buyers. But it will also help the wookworking professionals such as turners and cabinetmakers to select the right wood and find unusual grains. The book explains wood characteristics, imperfections and shake by comparing photos, and discusses how they arise and how to avoid them. The photos show, for example, the bark structure or shape of the tree and the grains or imperfections that might occur inside the cut product.
Ilustracjenumerous colour photographs and illustrations