This thorough illustrated guide covers every aspect of woodworking, including the nature of timber and how the unique properties of different species of tree affect woodworking processes. The book covers:Design Joinery Adhesives Finishes Machining Bending Wood Harvesting, Drying and Storing Timber Identifying Wood Natural Properties of Timber * Taunton's most successful series ever launched expands to include 15 illustrated, step-by-step sections covering all aspects of woodworking. A complete course in one volume! * STEP-BY-STEP PICTORIAL REFERENCE, organised for quick reference. * Over 900 colour photographs, plus drawings, illustrate all the methods from half-blind dovetails to gooseneck molding.