Originally published in London, 1894. An extremely instructive book on Home and Foreign timber for both ship and house building. Contains a wealth of information on the various tree species including many tables on the results of experiments on the technical properties of timber. Advice on growing, seasoning methods, felling, diseases etc. Contains many descriptive line drawings and other illustrations. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.