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Wood Smart: The North American Wood Collection

Wood Smart: The North American Wood Collection
Highland Item # 321201
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Price : $150.00
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Wood Smart: The North American Wood Collection

Developed by furniture-maker Gerald Curry to give woodworkers the ability to examine, identify, and work 46 different species of North American woods. Unlike veneer samples, the backs of these 1/2 thick pieces can be hand-planed multiple times to test a species workability or to try out numerous finish samples while being able to plane or sand back to raw wood each time.

For wood identification purposes these samples are invaluable. The 1/2 thickness gives you a generous look at the all important end grain of a species, and it allows you to see both a tangential and a radial surface and to directly sense a woods texture, density, and smell.

Samples measure 1/2 thick by 3 wide by 6 long. Each is labeled with its common and scientific names as well as density and shrinkage information. A detailed explanation of the importance of this shrinkage data and a table that will allow you to calculate the seasonal dimensional changes for any species is included.The samples come packaged in a wooden box.

46 Samples of North American Woods:

Alder, Black Ash, White Ash, Aspen, Baldcypress, Basswood, Beech, Paper Birch, Yellow Birch, Boxelder, Butternut, Catalpa, Eastern Redcedar, Northern White-Cedar, Port-Orford-Cedar, Western Redcedar, Cherry, Coffeetree, Douglas Fir, American Elm, Slippery Elm, Balsam Fir, Hemlock, Hickory, Hophornbeam, Laurel, Black Locust, Madrone, Red Maple, Sugar Maple, Sumac, Mulberry, Red Oak, White Oak, Red Pine, Eastern White Pine, Yellow Pine, Redwood, Sassafras, Spruce, Sweetgum, Sycamore, Tamarack, Walnut, Willow, and Yellow Poplar.

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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