Selecting and Drying Wood

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  • Copyright: 2006-02-21
  • Publisher: Taunton
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This book collects the best articles from recent issues of FINE WOODWORKING on the subject of finding and working with wood. Wood is the one thing that woodworkers have in common and there is endless fascination with the working properties of various species, how to select and season wood and how to store it. Wood has a way of behaving as if it's still alive, moving with seasonal changes in temperature and humidity. Learning to work with it rather than against wood movements is critical to successful woodworking.Table of Contents * Section 1: Buying and harvesting * Section 2: Selecting Wood * Section 3: Drying Wood * Section 4: Working with Wood * Section 5: Transporting and Storing

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 2
Buying Lumberp. 4
Take an Inspection Kit When Buying Lumberp. 14
Lumberyard Sleuthp. 18
Finding Figured Woods: Desirable Defects and Irregularitiesp. 24
When Run-of-the-Mill Won't Dop. 32
Lumber from Your Own Backyardp. 40
Alternative Sources for Woodp. 47
The Right Wood for the Jobp. 51
The Right Board in the Right Placep. 55
Wood Against Weatherp. 63
Choosing Tropical Hardwoodsp. 71
Using Unfamiliar Tropical Woodsp. 74
Seasoned Wood: What You Need to Knowp. 82
A Dehumidification Kilnp. 88
A Solar Kiln for Drying Woodp. 97
Air-Drying Lumberp. 104
Moisture-Meter Surveyp. 110
Working Highly Figured Woodsp. 118
Wood Movesp. 127
A Guide to the Wayward Ways of Wood Grainp. 130
What Woodworkers Need to Know about Lightp. 133
When Wood Fights Backp. 137
Tying Down Lumberp. 142
Three Ways to Rack Lumberp. 146
Creditsp. 150
Indexp. 152
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