Understanding Wood: A Craftsman’s Guide to Wood Technology


Understanding Wood: A Craftsman’s Guide to Wood Technology Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taunton Press. Pages: 272 Illustrations and other contents: 325 colour photographs, 150 line drawings ISBN: 9781561583584 Categories: , , ,

Completely revised and updated to include new information on composite materials, adhesives and finishes developed in the last twenty years, this title is designed to answer every woodworker’s question – why does wood do what it does? It explores the nature of wood, the basics of wood technology, and shows the best ways to cut, season, machine, join, bend, fasten and finish wood.

Weight1.5 kg

Author Biography

R. Bruce Hoadley has a degree in forestry from the University of Connecticut and a doctorate in wood technology from Yale. He is a former professor of wood science and technology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He frequently consults for museums and acts as an expert witness at trials. He is also the author of Understanding Wood (The Taunton Press, 1980, 2000) and Identifying Wood (The Taunton Press, 1990).