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Core77: An Introduction to Wood Species

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Core77 is a great blog and magazine for those interested in Industrial Design. I was made aware of the site because of their on-going relationship with Jimmy Diresta, whose work I follow very closely. This is the first post I’ve made linking to Core77, but it will likely not be the last.

Recently, I stumbled onto a fascinating series of posts published on Core77. The series is called “An Introduction to Wood Species”. It was originally started by Rain Noe in 2013, and included 10 installments. Earlier this year, it was picked up by Shannon Rogers (also known as the Renaissance Woodworker) and of WoodTalk Podcast fame. He has been releasing additional posts every two weeks or so, and there are now 20 different species discussed in detail.

For the wood nerds out there, I would strongly recommend you check them out. Follow the links below for the whole series (current through July 14th, 2016).

Original Series
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 1: Properties & Terminology
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 2: Pine
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 3: Oak
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 4: Maple
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 5: Walnut
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 6: Cherry
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 7: Mahogany
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 8: Rosewood
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 9: Ebony
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 10: Teak

Newer Installments
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 11: Utile / Sipo
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 12: Sapele
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 13: Alaskan Yellow Cedar
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 14: Poplar
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 15: Jatoba / “Brazilian Cherry”
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 16: Spanish Cedar
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 17: Hard Maple & Soft Maple
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 18: Western Red Cedar
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 19: Afrormosia
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 20: White Oak
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 21: Red Oak