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Profiles 90 African woods including a full-color photograph of each wood's grain and pattern, a list of botanical, commercial and vernacular names, a map indicating the tree's habitat in Africa, and descriptive text about the tree itself, the qualities of its wood such as density, bending strength, durability, shrinkage, and its common uses and applications.


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Commercial Woods of Africa

  • Mathematical values detailing the wood's various physical properties such as density, durability, bending strength, and shrinkage are included. This book will fill a vital gap for those who have a desire to learn more about African timbers, including descriptions of recently identified trees.

        Woodworker s, woodturners, woodcarvers, furnture makers, antique dealers and craftspeople.

        Peter Phongphaew


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