|| This book is a complete guide to everything a woodworker needs to know about working with wood. Detailed enough to satisfy the experienced craftsman, but also written in language clear and precise enough to be a great benefit to the beginning woodworker as well. This book is one of the most comprehensive guides to multiple woodworking topics offered in a single volume. Starting with understanding how wood grows and how to mill it, and all the way through the finishing process, this book belongs above the workbench of every do-it-yourself woodworker. This book, first published in 1976, stands the test of time and accurate, authoritative and timely to this day.