Guide to the properties and uses of Southern African Wood


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.

Guide to the properties and uses of Southern African Wood is a must-have for all who love wood and trees!

Outeurs: Stephanie Dyer, Barry James, Danielle James
ISBN: 9781920217594
Omvang: 336 pages
Formaat: 280 x 210 mm
Hardeband, meer as 700 volkleur foto’s en verspredingskaarte

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Afrikaans, English

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