This book contains a classic article on treating wooden poles with preservative finishes, and includes information on tools, technique, common problems, and other related aspects. With simple directions and detailed illustrations, this volume constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in the subject, and would make for a useful addition to collections of woodworking literature. Contents include: "Present Status of Pole Preservation in Indiana", "Causes and Prevention of Deterioration of Poles", "Preservatives for Pole Timber", "Methods of Treating Poles", "Economics of Pole Treatment", "Preservation of Poles already in Service", "Inspections of Treated and Untreated Poles", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on wood finishing.