By Double Dog Studios
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I.D. Wood is a past iTunes Staff Favorites and here is what others are saying about I.D. Wood:
"Turn your already awesome iPhone into the best thing ever, with a decent wood guidebook." Sal Vaglica, This Old House
"With the I.D. Wood app for your iPhone, you'll look like a pro every time." BobVilla.com
"A well devised reference tool for those on the run, and also those perplexed by Bruce Hoadley’s work." Curated Magazine
"A must for any green builder or customer who is conscious about the materials they are going to buy....this app should be de rigueur." Charles and Hudson
"Remember the classic wood info and identification books on your shelf? This is the electronic version of those resources – somewhat easier to carry around in your pocket." Woodworker's Journal
I.D. Wood is your Pocket Guide to Woods from around the world with full screen samples and detailed information for over 200 different woods.
The standalone application will work with or without an Internet connection so that the samples and information are always at your fingertips. From the basic to the exotic, I.D. Wood turns your mobile device into a virtual guidebook for seasoned woodworkers, cabinet makers, designers, artists, architects, collectors, antique dealers, hobbyists, gunsmiths, musicians, homeowners, boat builders, carpenters and others.
I.D. Wood includes the following:
Over 200 High Quality Full-Screen Wood Samples (raw cut and non-finished)
* Species Names
* Botanical Names
* Other Names
* Wood Origins
* Wood Descriptions
* Woodworking Properties
* Common Uses
* Janka Hardness
I.D. Wood also features:
* Wood Glossary of over 90 terms
* Illustrations of Lumber Cutting Techniques
* Full text Search Tools
* Advanced Search
* Category Navigation
* Lumber Information
* Dimensional Lumber Conversions
* Thickness Measuring Screen
* Pilot Hole Reference
* Nail Size Reference
* Janka Hardness Scale
* Specific Gravity
* Lumber Grading Tables
* Board Feet calculator
I.D. Wood allows a user to quickly browse by Wood Samples, Species Names or Other Names to aide in quick identification. Categories allow for quickly finding woods of a particular use, durability or sustainable status.
We continue to add new types of wood in future updates.
What's New in Version 3.40
* iOS7 compatibility
* Fixed pdf issues
I bought the actual book many years ago, and I've had this app from the beginning. The app is easier to use than the book, and the selection is the same, or better.
But a major problem is with the quality of the photos. Sometimes the photo is too close up to get a really good idea of the overall grain pattern. But worse, is that the colors are not corrected. On iPads, with their calibrated screens, this is disappointing. Too often, the color is nothing like the actual color of the wood. This color can significantly vary even among the same wood species when different examples are given.
If they could correct the colors, that would go a long way towards making this app extremely useful in wood selection. Include two photos, one of a close-up, and one of a larger portion, and it would be about perfect.
I'm a beginner wood worker and it had been a great tool for me. Lots of good information.
Sometimes a little confusing to navigate around in.
Would be nice to have more pictures of the wood samples. Maybe a a few different views of the grain.
The descriptions of wood listed is pretty good but many of the woods that I used for turning are not listed i.e. cocobolo, olive wood, etc. would like go see an update that would add many of these woods.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: Oct 16, 2013
- Version: 3.40
- Size: 51.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Double Dog Studios
- © 2009-2013 Jordan Silberman, Double Dog Studios
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.