Living with Wood

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In a world now filled with plastic, the rarer displaced wooden objects can now be regarded with mixed awe and reverence. In this beautifully illustrated book, the photos of the specimens, both microscopic and macroscopic are eye-catching such as children’s chews, kitchen supplies, and furniture, or perhaps carvings and so many more specimens. Start with the difference between hardwoods and softwoods, look at their morphology, and then examine some of the many varieties of wood species. Take a look at ash, aspen, beech, birch, cedar, dogwood, elm, mahogany, redwood and so many more. Some are safe and some contain poisons. Think of all those wooden kitchen utensils, cutting boards, rolling pins, mixing spoons, bowls, and wonder about the best way to treat them or the microbes they might harbor and the answers are here. Wooden teething rings are great for drooling children, and fashioned toys painted or raw make lasting exquisite possessions. There is so much more content covering patio furniture, wood repair, coloring, and painting wood. In addition, appendices describe woodworking tools and their use, some unsafe woods for teething, brief way to identify wood through microscopic sections. Wood is warm and comforting, that tactile feeling is captured in this riveting look at wood and how it is used, a great selection for the hobbyist, woodworker, or just plain curious reader.

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Author Seri C. Robinson
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publish Date 5/26/2020
ISBN 9780764359354 Buy this Book
Issue September 2020
Category Art, Architecture & Photography


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