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A Guide for Developing A Wood Collection (#7235)
Member Price$10.00
Non-Member Price$12.00
Merchandise Description

In a conversational tone, this Guide explains how to get started in wood collecting and how to develop and maintain a collection. Written by International Wood Collectors Society (IWCS) members Samuel H. Lamb and Alan B. Curtis and published by the Forest Products Society for IWCS, this informative Guide has been revised and expanded since its original printing in 1976. Whether your collection is wood specimens or crafted items, the Guide offers practical information and advice. Subjects covered include:

  • Kinds of Wood,
  • Types of Collections,
  • How to Build a Collection,
  • Accurately Identifying Your Collection,
  • Protecting Your Collection,
  • How Large Can a Collection Grow,
  • Wood Collecting Organizations,
  • Storing a Collection,
  • Donating Your Collection, and
  • Enjoying Collecting with Others.

Color photographs of crafted items and wood specimens are also included. The extensive section of recommended references points out the best information sources on herbarium specimens, nomenclature, on-line databases, periodicals, tree identification, wood anatomy, wood collections, wood identification, wood properties and uses, and wood technology. This collector’s Guide is appropriate for a beginner or a seasoned expert.

Copyright 2005, 5-1/5 by 8-1/2 softcover, 56 pages, #7235