Would anyboby know of a good, online, wood identification site (with images)
I have found a couple of sites, but one only has about six woods listed with
and the other is just text (but they all sound the same to me on that one
It's not an online source, but "Understanding Wood" by Bruce Hoadley,
is an excellent resource to have around.
If you're looking online because it's free, check your local library
for Bruce's book. If they don't have it, ask the librarian about an
inter-library loan, many will get the book for you.
On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 11:04:08 GMT, B a r r y B u r k e J r .
It's an excellent resource, but Hoadley's other book, "Identifying
Wood" is better for species idents.
It's also very US-centric. It's an excellent book for what it covers
(both of these two should be on every serious woodworker's shelves),
but it either omits a lot of significant European species, or doesn't
detail important differences between sub-species.
New computer, XP, and everything is different. My response went to the
poster instead of this group.
Go to Google search and type in "wood veneer". You will find several
excellent sites where you can save the images in folders. Also search "wood
species" and then individual woods such as "red oak", "walnut crotch", etc.
On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 12:06:58 -0400, "Stewart Schooley"
Good idea, but identifying some species needs an end-grain view.
Tricky with thin veneers
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I have the same problem. Why do I buy books that I read once every five
years? I find I always think of Books-a-Million and Barnes & Noble first
though. I can't get out of the habit. (I'll bet the Taunton press is
happy to hear that though.)
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Well if you find the answer, could you let me know as well plz, as my
starting to sag a bit in the middle now :-)
I should use the library a bit more than I do, but I suppose that the
internet is to blame for that!
Let's hope that they don't disappear completely! as I don't think you can't
beat the real thing.
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The practical thing to do is find Hoadley's "Identifying Wood".
There is a dedicated site to identifying trade timbers (will turn up
instantly in any search), but this presupposes a microscope. Not sure they
got the bugs out yet.
images), plz ?
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On the other hand, if you are not interested in wood ID, but just want to
know what woods are out there, what they look like and what are their
working properties try
The Good Wood Handbook by Jackson & Day or (at a pinch)
The Woodworkers Guide to Wood by Peters
The two sites mentioned earlier have got what I was looking for, so I won't
have to buy a book for now, though Hoadley's "Identifying Wood" looks like a
good one if I should need one at a later date.
to know what woods are out there, what they look like and what are their
working properties try
won't have to buy a book for now, though Hoadley's "Identifying Wood" looks
like a good one if I should need one at a later date.
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If you think that the site
is anywhere near wood-ID then we are talking about quite different things.
Hoadley's book (although only a first introduction to Wood ID) is a whole
different ballgame, and you probably won't like it.
Stick to "The Good Wood Handbook" and you will have your hands full for some
time to come.
Sat, Sep 20, 2003, 11:13am (EDT+5) firstname.lastname@example.org (Rizla99) puts
Would anyboby know of a good, online, wood identification site (with
images) plz ?
I have found a couple of sites, but one only has about six woods listed
and the other is just text (but they all sound the same to me on that
Check the archives. The subject has been bought up before, and
plenty of info has been posted before.
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