Name Tulipwood
Location South America
Specific Gravity 0.96
Hardness Very Hard
Strength Very Strong
T/R Stability N/A






The Nature
of Wood

1. Wood Grain

2. Wood Movement

3.Wood Strength

4. Nature
of Wood Resources

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bullet Textbook of Wood Technology, Volume I, by A. J. Panshin, Carl De Zeeuw, and H. P. Brown, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1964
bullet Understanding Wood, by R. Bruce Hoadley, Taunton Press, 1980
bullet Wood Handbook: Wood As an Engineering Material, by the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1987
bullet Wood and Woodworking Materials, by Nick Engler, Rodale Press, 1995


bullet Design Calculations for Wood Strength, Worldwideflood (WWF)
bullet Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
bullet It All Starts with the Wood, Lowes
bullet Wood Handbook Online, Forest Products Laboratory
bullet Wood Movement by Brian Murphy, American Furniture Design Company
bullet How Wood Reacts to Moisture, Woodworker's Source
bullet Wood Grain, Wikipedia
bullet Wood Movement Calculator, Free-Woodworking-Stuff
bullet Wood Strength Definitions, Woodbin
bullet Wood Strength and Stiffness by D. W. Green, Forest Products Laboratory

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 "Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be without wood."
Eric Sloane in Reverence for Wood


Woodworking Design/The Nature of Wood Resources, part of the Workshop Companion,
essential information about wood, woodwork, and woodworking.
By Nick Engler.

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