Exotic Woods in Art Deco Furniture Design


Puzzled by the difference between elm burl and maple burl?   This very useful guide to identifying the Woods of the World was found while we were doing research for Ric Emmett's book, American Art Deco Furniture, in the Grand Rapids Public Library.   It was published in the 1935 Spring & Summer issue of Home Furnishing Arts magazine.  It has photos of the grain of the wood and the location where it is harvested.