Thread: Timber species identification
15th November 2008, 07:54 PM #1
Timber species identification
Guys, I'm still in the position of getting my tools together and collecting a small amount of timber to start experimenting/learning with.
The trouble for me at the moment is identifiying timbers etc.
I was wondering if anyone could recommend a website or book dedicated to or provided information regarding the difference species of trees and their woodworking properties. I'm specifically after examples of what the tree looks like before being felled and then what the timber looks like in its various cuts.
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15th November 2008, 09:58 PM #2
the easyest way is to google it.
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15th November 2008, 10:25 PM #3
Yeah I guess but it would be nice to just be able to browse the types as well. I've tried Googling a few different species but couldn't seem to find decent example that allowed me to identify the tree. The cuts were great but matching up the timber to what the tree looks like is what I find diffictult.
16th November 2008, 12:58 AM #4.Updated 20th of September
16th November 2008, 08:37 AM #5
There are several good books around although some of them may be out of print. "What Tree Is That" by Stirling Macoboy. "An Introduction To Trees for SE Australia" by Simpfendorfer. and more specific to eucalypts " A Field Guide to Eucalypts" by Brooker & Kleinig. are three good ones.(Lots of pictures.) You could also try the International Wood Collectors Society, who have quite a strong Aus. Branch.
RegardsJack the Lad.
16th November 2008, 09:56 AM #6
That's a great website you've got there TTIT. The info you have is exactly what I've been after. Nice job!
Thanks for the recommended books JackoH. I'll look them up this week.
Thanks for the info guys, it's much appreciated.
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