R450.00

Guide to the properties and uses of Southern African Wood


Authors: Stephanie Dyer, Barry James, Danielle James
ISBN: 978-1-920217-58-7
EXTENT: 336 pages
FORMAT: 280 x 210 mm

Hard cover, more than 700 full-colour photographs and distribution maps

Guide to the properties and uses of Southern African Wood is a fully illustrated, scientifically accurate guide to the characteristics, properties and uses of wood from 140 Southern African tree species.
  • Species treatments include information on conservation status, uses, mechanical properties, durability, identification features, woodworking properties and comments from wood users on workability.
  • Photographs of tree bark, untreated and treated wood, end-grain macrographs, as well as worked items.
  • Provides information on historical uses, where trees grow, availability and sustainability of the wood and the practicalities of harvesting and processing.
  • Superior quality text and excellent reproduction and printing.
  • The only commercially available book which focuses on the properties of Southern African wood, written in a style that will appeal to a wide audience: professional woodworkers, designers, architects, wood dealers and wood collectors, hobbyists, botanists and anyone interested in trees and wood.

A must-have for all who love wood and trees!

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