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xx   TREE

Toxic effects of wood.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Sep 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 22

About wood. Exotic exotics. Part 1. Pink Ivory (Berchemia zeyheri).
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Mar 1991 (v.6#1) pg. 12

Chart of the toxic properties of 45 woods.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Mar 1991 (v.6#1) pg. 14

Tip suggests using a self-service carwash to clean dirt and rocks from roots and stumps to be used in wood turning.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Mar 1991 (v.6#1) pg. 15

About wood. Exotic exotics. Part 3. Lignum vitae.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Sep 1991 (v.6#3) pg. 26

About wood. An explanation of why and how burls form in tree trunks.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Dec 1991 (v.6#4) pg. 24

About wood. Snakewood, also called Letterwood, (Piratinera quianensis).
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Mar 1992 (v.7#1) pg. 28

Recycling a Christmas tree by using its wood for turning.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Dec 1992 (v.7#4) pg. 15

The art of buying lumber. Looks at wood grades, buying wood by mail, a wood buyer's glossary, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 22

Wood facts. Lacewood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 62

Dealing with wood scraps. Ideas for weeding out, storage, finding productive uses, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 28

Wood facts. Granadillo, also called Macawood, Panama redwood and trebol.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 66

Wood facts. Bubinga, also known as African rosewood, buvenga, and essingang.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 58

How to minimize the contrast between light and dark when book-matching two boards.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 16

Working with burl. Achieve spectacular results by knowing how to harvest, store, cut and work burls.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 48

Heavenly hardwood. Locating and working with specialty lumberyards. Includes a directory of sources in southeastern Pennsylvania.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 40
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 6

Zebrawood specifications, availability, workability and uses.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #52 Jun 1996 pg. 68

Three articles on working with natural edges ("wane-edged" lumber). Things to consider when designing with wane edges. Tips on preparing the surface. Where to find it and tips on drying and storing the wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 48

Wild wood. A visual guide to figured wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #71 Feb 1999 pg. 48

Spalted wood. Where to find, how to make, how to stabilize, working, and finishing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 50

Reclaimed timber. Advice on locating and working with recycled wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 83

Tips for buying and using rough lumber.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 46

Curly wood. How to buy, machine and finish this amazing wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #92 Feb 2002 pg. 38

A look at revised number standards and grades.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1974 (v.52#3) pg. F7 (148+)

A look at the new standards in lumber sizes and grades.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1975 (v.53#5) pg. F15 (108+)

Lumber-buying tips for weekend carpenters. A look at grading, types of wood, and lumber sizes, along with additonal buying tips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1977 (v.55#3) pg. 82

Solid wood expands and contracts with changes in the weather. How to deal with it when building furniture.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2000 (v.23#6) pg. 20

Making fine furniture from construction-grade 2x10 and 2x12 lumber. Learning how to dry the wood further for use in furniture and to read the grain.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2001 (v.24#8) pg. 16

A world of wood. Chart summarizes the origin, characteristics, uses and appropriate finishes for 53 of the more useful species of wood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1979 (v.3#2) pg. 27

Tips on finding, working, and finishing barn wood (weathered wood from rural structures).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1979 (v.3#3) pg. 66

Exotic woods. What is available, where to order and representative prices.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1982 (v.5#10) pg. 34

Making wood buying easier. An explanation of the wood grading systems.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 62

Checklist of important factors to consider when selecting wood for a project.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 20

Selecting good boards from the rough. Choose the wood material for your project with confidence using these guidelines.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1987 (v.10#4) pg. 53

Wood wanted. A brief run-down of common hardwoods and their characteristics.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1992 (v.15#9) pg. 12

Where to buy good wood. Optional sources discussed include the small sawmill, the chain saw mill, and portable sawmill contractors. Includes tips on air drying lumber.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1993 (v.16#5) pg. 73

When wreckers are friends. Advice on acquiring wood salvaged from old houses.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1993 (v.16#7) pg. 7

Chart lists 108 woods and rates them on characteristics as a wood for carving.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1991 (v.38#2) pg. 82

Introduction to woodcraft. Part 1. What wood is and how it behaves.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #74 Apr 1980 (v.7#2) pg. 47

Introduction to woodcraft. Part 2. How to use "found wood" and scraps in projects.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #75 Jun 1980 (v.7#3) pg. 28

How to buy lumber wisely.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #79 Apr 1964 (v.14#2) pg. 28

How to build Early American furniture from old lumber and scraps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #141 Jan 1973 (v.23#1) pg. 48

Tips on where to find good hardwood free or inexpensively. Includes such sources as wrecked buildings, freight car dunnage, pallets, packing crates, driftwood, broken baseball bats, bowling pins, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #163 Apr 1975 (v.25#4) pg. 50

A look at how walls and pieces of furniture can be covered with attractive wood strips (mini-boards). Planning considerations, and information on attaching, cutting, and finishing are included.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #183 Sep 1977 (v.27#6) pg. 58

A guide to working with hardwoods.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 82

Salvage wood and save. How to take apart old buildings and save the timber.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 82

What you should know about wood. Basic information about its characteristics, its properties and the way it moves and reacts to the environment.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 100

Chart shows difference between nominal sizes and actual dimensions for 3/4"-thick lumber.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 10

One-inch lumber. A guide that will help you select the right board for your home improvement project.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #288 Apr 1988 (v.38#4) pg. 104

Buying lumber. Covers sizes, grades, hardwoods vs. softwoods, which lumber to use for a project, and a guide to defects to look out for.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 45

Buying lumber. Part 1. Softwood dimensional lumber.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #379 Jun 1997 (v.47#6) pg. 79

Buying lumber. Part 2. Softwood board lumber.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 72

Buying lumber. Part 3. Hardwood lumber.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 43

Working with a lumberyard. Advice for the builder on establishing a good relationship.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #31 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 51

Laminated-veneer lumber. A new generation of structural building materials that rely on parallel-laminated wood veneer and high-strength adhesive to make them light and stiff. Using wood I-beams in house construction. What is available and installation details.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 40

Lumber grade stamps. Learning the language of grade stamps can help builders pass framing inspections and avoid callbacks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 70

Textbook mistakes. Somebody forgot that wood always moves. A look at the expansion and contraction of wood and tips for proper assembly of wood pieces into a whole so it will not split or warp.
FINE WOODWORKING #2 Spring 1976 pg. 37

Chair woods. Lessons from the past on choosing the right woods for the various chair parts (legs, stretchers, seats, backs). Well built chairs require the correct woods to be used.
FINE WOODWORKING #2 Spring 1976 pg. 50

Wood. A look at this fundamental material.
FINE WOODWORKING #3 Summer 1976 pg. 12

Desert cabinetry. Tips on coping with wood and wood joints in wood with a very low percentage of moisture (6%).
FINE WOODWORKING #3 Summer 1976 pg. 30

How to remove knots from expensive cabinet woods by inserting a solid plug that fits exactly and will be hard to see.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 17

Cleaving wood. Froe follows long fibers. How to split and cleave your own wood. The wood is stronger because it follows the long fibers, it is faster than sawing, and the wood is better suited for bending.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 64

Preparation of stock. How to go about the proper preparation of a face side and a face edge of a board. It is from this point that all other measurements will follow. How to determine the correct sides to plane, how to use hand planes or power jointer to prepare the faces, how to plane end grain and other techniques are covered.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 50

Lumber grading. A guide for the perplexed. How softwood and hardwood lumber is graded and the implications for the woodworker.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 77

An expert offers some insight into the nature of wood, its need to "breathe", to be "properly nourished", and other misconceptions.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 80

A review of those woods which exhibit fluorescence under ultraviolet light.
FINE WOODWORKING #16 May-Jun 1979 pg. 81

Tip: Where to send wood for identification.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 24

Directory of hardwood sources, arranged by state.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 42+

Technique for recovering (saving) short lengths of twisted lumber too short for your jointer.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 16

Two neglected woods. Tips on working with elm and chestnut.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 86

Abnormal wood. Dealing with knots and reaction wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 72

Tip: Buy #1 common hardwood and save money without sacrificing quality of your wood projects.
FINE WOODWORKING #27 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 34

Working qualities of black willow are described.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 26

Tip: Differences between pine and fir for use in millwork (windows, molding, etc).
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 20

Tip: How to permanently remove the cup (warp) from a wide board.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 12

The trade in exotic hardwoods and the outlook for the future. Includes a cost chart for imported woods.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 78, 81
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 8

Keeping the "poplars" straight. Several different woods are called "poplar". How to know what you are buying and what each is best suited for.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 62

Tips on locating and working with "doussie", a kind of wood from Africa.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 16

The great American pines. 40 species yield three distinct families of cabinet woods.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 62

How to remove resin deposits from softwood.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 20

Hardwood lumber grades. What the standards mean and how a grader works.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 37

Ash. A look at what is available in ash wood and on its role in cabinetmaking.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 49

What does "grain" really mean? Seventy phrases involving specific meanings of the word "grain".
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 58

Gauging wood movement. A chart helps you calculate the dimensional changes of 27 different species of wood as it shrinks and swells with changes in the humidity.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 50

Tips on working with lilac wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 14

Salvage boards with an interesting but loose knot by filling the space around the knot with casting resin.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 10

Walnut, the cabinetwood par-excellence. Tips on working with walnut and how to make a walnut-extract stain from walnut husks.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 41

Lumber. Where it comes from and how it's made.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 41

Tips on stripping the bark off an old piece of ironwood.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 14

Tips on preventing East Indian rosewood (and other wood) from warping after planing.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 18

Tips on making or locating spalted wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 14

Description of "bog oak" and tips on working this unique wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 14

Cherry wood. Description of the woodworking and finishing properties of domestic black cherry.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 64
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 4

Buying and drying. How to find and season your own lumber.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 58

Tips on using wood from the catalpa tree in woodworking.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 74
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 6

Wood identification. Tips on reading endgrain with a hand lens.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 76

Tips on using red alder for interior cabinets.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 14
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 8

Bird's-eye maple. Origin, acquisition, characteristics and working with this unique wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 78

Mahogany. Classic-furniture timbers are getting harder to find. What is available in mahogany and mahogany look-alikes.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 51

Suggestions on wood species that are suitable for use as exterior trim.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 22

The rosewood jungle. Advice on selecting and working with rosewood. Also looks at common substitutes for rosewood.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 48

Pine. Capturing the special charm of a common lumber. Grades of pine, working with pine, applying finishes, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 90

Tips on drying and working "melaleuca" wood, also called "cajeput".
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 28

Tips on locating and using genuine camphorwood to repair an antique sea chest.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 28
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 32

Adventures of a wood sleuth. Includes tips on taking wood samples from inconspicous places, especially when testing antique furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 70

Finding figured woods. Advice on locating and using wood with desirable defects and irregularities.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 63

Taking stock in forest and shop. Saving money and lumber through timber management and resourceful woodworking. Includes advice on locating unique sources of lumber, using lumber wisely, recycling, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 68

Tips on working with mulberry wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 32

Buying lumber. Know what to look for and what to avoid. Advice on shopping lumberyards, sawmills, woodworking stores, and other sources.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 36
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 8

When wood fights back. An overview of the health risks that can be associated with using certain exotic woods.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 65

Choosing tropical hardwoods. Using unfamiliar tropical woods.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 62, 64
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #120 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 6

Spalting your own wood. Some tips on getting the process started.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 114

What you need to know about buying lumber. Covers lumber grades, sizes, defects to look for, basic differences in wood, etc.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 12

How to buy lumber for home projects. A consideration of strength, appearance, durability, grades, sizes, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #686 Jun 1985 (v.81) pg. 60

Sizing your hardwood needs. Tips on where and how to purchase hardwood lumber for furniture projects.
HOME MECHANIX #723 Jul 1988 (v.84) pg. 20

Getting good wood. If you know the basics, you can pick out the right stuff when you visit your lumberyard.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1990 (v.15#8) pg. 48

Wood grading and sizing guidelines. How to compute a board foot.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 81

How to buy lumber. A guide to grading and characteristics.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 99

Tip: Surplus government property is a source of quality hardwoods.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 8

A first project for working with A-wood (Novawood), the plastic-impregnated, atomically irradiated wood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #450 Nov 1965 (v.61) pg. 92

The wonders of redwood. A look at the unique features of redwood for many shop projects. Description of redwood grading. Includes plans for a redwood planter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #560 Jan 1975 (v.71) pg. 32

Hardwoods you can buy by mail. Names and addresses of hardwood dealers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #627 Aug 1980 (v.76) pg. 74

Barn board basics. How to salvage, clean-up and re-use old barn siding.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #632 Jan 1981 (v.77) pg. 16

Getting cheap wood. Using rough cut lumber and slab wood from saw mills to frame and side buildings, plus tips on razing houses to salvage used lumber.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #636 May 1981 (v.77) pg. 30

How to salvage used hardwood and make it into tabletops.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #639 Aug 1981 (v.77) pg. 38

Learning lumber. Charts explain the grading of softwood, common, dimension, and plywood. Exotic and furniture woods also discussed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #662 Jul 1983 (v.79) pg. 73

A booming barn-board business. How to locate, tear-down, and resell the siding and beams found in old barns.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #67 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 22

Tip: Imported items are often packed in containers of native wood which is free for the asking.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 44

Tip: How to salvage the wood used in pallets and skids.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #77 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 196

A buyer's guide to lumber, both softwood and hardwood. Charts list standard dimensions and grade stamps.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #106 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 92

Types of wood. Alphabetical listing of 58 different woods and their physical characteristics which are of interest to woodcarvers. Part 1.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 34

Types of wood. Part 2.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 34

Types of wood. Part 3.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Aug 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 34

Types of wood. Part 4.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Nov 1977 (v.8#4) pg. 30

Types of wood. Part 5.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 30

Beautiful woods for the asking. Tips on hunting in local wood lots for rare specimens which you can cut yourself and then have sawed up and kiln dried.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 28

Softwood lumber grades and sizes are explained and illustrated.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 32

Picking the best lumber for your projects.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1984 (v.161#1) pg. 137

How wood works. Knowing how wood behaves could make your next project look better, build easier and last longer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1984 (v.161#11) pg. 120

Guide to common hardwoods. How to choose and buy hardwood stock.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1985 (v.162#11) pg. 100

Working with wood is a joint venture between you and the material. Learning to get along. Understanding how wood is cut and dried. Includes a chart showing 21 hardwood samples.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1988 (v.165#11) pg. 85

How to buy hardwood and softwood lumber.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1994 (v.171#5) pg. 70

Chart tells how many board feet in a piece of lumber.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1965 (v.187#5) pg. 147

Tips on working with and finishing Philippine mahogany.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1969 (v.194#6) pg. 150

How to shop lumberyards and find quality wood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1982 (v.220#1) pg. 96

Boxwood. Tips on selecting and using this wood.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 88

Chechen wood. Description, working properties, finishing, and availability.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #76 Jan 1994 (v.13#4) pg. 90

Osage orange wood. General description, working properties, finishing, and availability.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #79 Jul 1994 (v.14#1) pg. 84

Tamarack wood. General description, working properties, finishing, and availability.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #80 Sep 1994 (v.14#2) pg. 84

Holly wood. General description, working properties, finishing and availability.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #81 Nov 1994 (v.14#3) pg. 82

Bubinga wood. General description, working properties, finishing and availability.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #82 Jan 1995 (v.14#4) pg. 76

Tips on removing the wax coating (used to retard drying) that is often found on exotic woods.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #84 May 1995 (v.14#6) pg. 12

Figured burls. A general description, working properties, finishing and availability.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #92 Sep 1996 (v.16#4) pg. 22

Buying wood. A layman's guide to the lumberyard. Special section looks at lumber and plywood, grading, units of measurement, common moldings, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1988 (v.3#4) pg. 43

How to buy lumber.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #218 Jun 1963 (v.34#6) pg. 88

Tips on buying lumber from a sawmill or wrecking company.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Apr 1969 (v.40#4) pg. 66

Softwood grades. Knowing what to look for.
SHOPNOTES #21 May 1995 (v.4) pg. 30

Buying lumber. Some tips on selecting hardwood lumber and using a lumber scale.
SHOPNOTES #23 Sep 1995 (v.4) pg. 30

Crotchwood. Where to find it, its availability and workability.
SHOPNOTES #28 Jul 1996 (v.5) pg. 30

A shopper's guide to Western lumber.
SUNSET Sep 1980 (v.165#3) pg. 68

Getting to know the hardwoods. What to look for. What they're good for.
SUNSET Feb 1983 (v.170#2) pg. 82

The new lumber. A look at engineered lumber and its qualities (laminated strand lumber, parallel strand lumber, oriented strand board, laminated veneer lumber and I-joists).
SUNSET Nov 1995 (v.195#5) pg. 72

Choosing and buying cabinet-quality lumber.
WOOD MAGAZINE #2 Nov-Dec 1984 (v.1#2) pg. 66

Buying wood by mail. Some tips. Includes names and addresses of suppliers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 92

Found wood. Forest gems free for the hauling. Tips on locating, preserving, and storing interesting pieces of wood from downed trees, firewood piles, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #7 Oct 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 66

The in's and out's of wood movement. Why wood moves and tips on planning for wood movement.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 83

How to be a hardwood sleuth. How to identify a hardwood by using a magnifying glass and a good wood-identification guidebook.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 72

Health concerns when using cocobolo wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 28

Answers to 9 questions woodworkers keep asking about hardwood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 78

What you should know about toxic wood. Which woods are suspect, what symptoms to look for, and how to avoid problems.
WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 74

A hardwood shopper's primer. What you really need to know about buying wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #51 Apr 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 72
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #54 Sep 1992 (v.9#6) pg. 6
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 9

Toxic qualities of wood summarized.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 92

A summary of hardwood grades and their characteristics.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 83

Tracking down good wood. A guide to where professional lumber buyers seek the best hardwoods.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 62
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #66 Dec 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 8

Tupelo. Its identification, uses in woodworking, machining methods and comments on carving and turning it.
WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 25

What woodworkers need to know about board basics. Looks at grain, dimensions, warping and size changes, and a glossary of cutting terms.
WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 80

Goncalo alves. An overview of its availability and woodworking properties.
WOOD MAGAZINE #80 Aug 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 37

Information on nominal thickness of softwood lumber that meets the ASLS standards.
WOOD MAGAZINE #82 Oct 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 31

Meranti. An overview of its availability and woodworking properties.
WOOD MAGAZINE #83 Nov 1995 (v.12#8) pg. 41

Western larch. Physical properties, availability, and machining methods for this wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #92 Nov 1996 (v.13#8) pg. 33

Boxelder. Its uses in woodworking, availability, machining methods, carving and turning tips.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 33

A guide to common hardwood species. Chart compares costs, availability and ratings for various uses. Board-foot calculator included for three common thicknesses.
WOOD MAGAZINE #107 Aug 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 68

Wood look-alikes. A guide to less expensive woods that can be stained and finished to resemble more costly ones.
WOOD MAGAZINE #109 Nov 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 66

Tips on working with figured wood, a sometimes uncooperative material.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 10

Understanding wood grain. An illustrated guide.
WOOD MAGAZINE #113 Mar 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 43

Wood collecting. Getting started in the hobby of collecting samples from the more than 100,000 species of trees in the world.
WOOD MAGAZINE #126 Sep 2000 (v.17#6) pg. 46

A professional's tips on matching grain and color when selecting stock and laying out the cutting patterns for a woodworking project.
WOOD MAGAZINE #128 Nov 2000 (v.17#8) pg. 20

Wood buying basics. An introduction to grades of wood, moisture content, and board feet for both hardwood and softwood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 53

Wood technology. Joining wood with adhesives. Includes a chart which classifies hard and softwood species according to their gluing properties.
WOODENBOAT #44 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 133

Selecting the best woods, glues, and finishes for outdoor furniture. Some tips.
WOODSMITH #45 Jun 1986 pg. 13

Standards for redwood lumber.
WOODSMITH #45 Jun 1986 pg. 23

Buying pine. A look at the thickness standards, width standards grades, and availability of pine lumber.
WOODSMITH #55 Feb 1988 pg. 23

Tips on calculating the amount of board feet required for a furniture project.
WOODSMITH #61 Feb 1989 pg. 23

Tip on making or ordering thin (1/4") solid-wood lumber.
WOODSMITH #63 Jun 1989 pg. 23

Alternative lumber sources. Money-saving recycling ideas.
WOODWORK #17 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 54
Added Info WOODWORK #18 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 10

A guide to buying timber. What to look for to ensure you get the best value. The problems of shakes and shrinkage. Measuring the moisture content of timber.
WOODWORKER #1014 May 1978 (v.82) pg. 221-223

The basics of timber preparation. How to look over the lumber you will be using for a project and decide how best to cut up the wood for use.
WOODWORKER #1019 Oct 1978 (v.82) pg. 465

Violin woods. Description of various woods suitable for violin making.
WOODWORKER #1034 Jan 1980 (v.84) pg. 34

Timber topics, Part 11. How to measure wood cubic content.
WOODWORKER #1044 Nov 1980 (v.84) pg. 718

Timber topics. Part 12. How to select wood for making tool handles, with emphasis on European ash and North American hickory.
WOODWORKER #1045 Dec 1980 (v.84) pg. 816

Timber topics. Part 15. Simple tools and techniques for determining the grain of wood.
WOODWORKER #1057 Dec 1981 (v.85) pg. 851

Timber 1983. Growing it, drying it, using it, and buying it. (6 articles).
WOODWORKER #1074 May 1983 (v.87) pg. 285+

The craft of cabinetmaking. Part 1. Purchasing lumber.
WOODWORKER #1088 Jul 1984 (v.88) pg. 428

Questions and answers on timber and seasoning.
WOODWORKER #1090 Sep 1984 (v.88) pg. 556

Buying timber wisely. Part 1. Softwood.
WOODWORKER #1098 May 1985 (v.89) pg. 342

Buying timber wisely. Part 2. Hardwoods.
WOODWORKER #1100 Jul 1985 (v.89) pg. 539

Buying lumber wisely. Part 3. Suppliers.
WOODWORKER #1102 Sep 1985 (v.89) pg. 675

Buying lumber wisely. Part 4. Suppliers (continued).
WOODWORKER #1106 Jan 1986 (v.90#1) pg. 30

Shipping marks on softwoods are explained. How to determine the grade of wood you get from Russia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, and Yugoslavia.
WOODWORKER #1107 Feb 1986 (v.90#2) pg. 155

Buying timber wisely. Part 5. Suppliers (continued).
WOODWORKER #1111 Jun 1986 (v.90#6) pg. 491

Tips on cleaving a sweet chestnut log to make ceiling laths.
WOODWORKER Nov 1987 (v.91#11) pg. 956

Tip on causes and cures of mold "dust" on wood.
WOODWORKER Apr 1988 (v.92#4) pg. 331

Tip on stopping resin oozing out of knots.
WOODWORKER Oct 1988 (v.92#10) pg. 939

Tips on drying and machining iroko wood. Alternative woods suggested.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 135

Wood identification. Taking extreme close-up photographs of wood grain without need of a microscope by combining a telephoto lens and a wide angle lens.
WOODWORKER Nov 1989 (v.93#11) pg. 1066

It grows on trees. Tips on working with green wood.
WOODWORKER Oct 1990 (v.94#10) pg. 958

Timber not trees. Advice on reclaiming lumber from old furniture and structural timbers.
WOODWORKER Feb 1992 (v.96#2) pg. 64

A look at the more common cabinet woods and their properties. Comparison between plain-sawed and quarter-sawed lumber.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 2

A brief look at commonly available wood. White pine, douglas fir, maple, oak, cherry, black walnut, and mahogany.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1977 (v.1#3) pg. 2

How to make money by selling processed lumber that you recycle from pallets, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1977 (v.1#4) pg. 5

More tips on securing free wood and marketing your wood products.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 7

The beginning woodworker. Coping with shrinkage. How wood shrinks and construction tips to minimize the effect on your project.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1979 (v.3#2) pg. 3

The beginning woodworker. The fundamentals of wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1984 (v.8#6) pg. 19

Why wood warps. An introduction to the structure of wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 16

Restoring antiques. Old wood. Tips on locating and recycling old wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 14

Woodworking basics. Wood movement. What causes wood to move and construction techniques that take wood movement into consideration.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.12#5) pg. 12

Buying hardwood lumber. What you need to know. Tips on measurements and grades.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 12

National Metric Council's proposals for metric sizes for the lumber industry are viewed.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1976 (v.32#4) pg. 47

Buying lumber by grade can save money. Description of the hardwood and softwood grading systems used in the US and Canada.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1980 (v.36#4) pg. 41

Understanding wood from log to lumber.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 76

Tip: How to restore the "mill corner" after ripping dimension lumber (2x4's, etc.).
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1984 (v.40#1) pg. 18

Recycled or reclaimed lumber reduces woodworking costs. Some tips on resurfacing and resizing.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1984 (v.40#1) pg. 82

Choosing and using lumber for outdoor projects. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1987 (v.43#4) pg. 80

A guide to man-made lumber substitutes (engineered wood products).
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1993 (v.49#4) pg. 52
Added Info WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1994 (v.50#1) pg. 8 (Spanning 24-ft.)

Softwood for construction. Knowing the basics of lumber grading.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 54

An explanation of how lumber dealers calculate a board foot.
WORKBENCH Oct 1997 (v.53#5) pg. 6
Added Info WORKBENCH Dec 1997 (v.53#6) pg. 6