A true craftsman needs to understand his medium, and few understand wood better than Christian Becksvoort. This modern master, whose Shaker-influenced pieces are showcases of his talent, Becksvoort makes all his pieces by hand. With his guide to wood selection, characteristics, and behavior (the only one in the world), it’s the only book a furniture maker may ever need!
With The Grain: A Craftsman's Guide To Understanding Wood covers how the tree behaves once it’s been cut down and processed, either through splitting or sawing into lumber. Perhaps the most valuable part of the book deals with the way wood reacts in the real world — expanding and contracting based on changing seasons and climate conditions. Here, you’ll find a guide on how to accommodate that movement in your designs to ensure your pieces don’t crack or warp.
With essential knowledge for pros and hobbyists alike, With The Grain: A Craftsman's Guide To Understanding Wood will also help you identify trees in the wild, choose boards at the lumberyard, and pick the right species for the job. Printed and bound in the United States, this guide features a sewn binding and green cotton cover that measures 8 1/2” x 11”.
Since this book pays such special attention to wood movement and accommodating it in your projects, it is a true treasure trove for any wood craftsman. Add another piece to your reference collection from Garrett Wade today!You May Also Like