Mahogany- Cedar - Pencil Cedar - Oak - Walnut - Ash - Hungarian Ash - Rosewood - Birch - Beech - Satinwood - Pine- Pitch Pine - American Whitewood - Sequoia - Timbers occasionally used - Logs - Buying Timber - Measurements - Seasoning and Drying - Levelling Boards - Waste.

In the construction of furniture, wood is of course the chief material, though there are many others, such as glue, nails, etc. These will be found described in due course.

Wood, from its importance, naturally occupies the first position, so that some space may be devoted to such information about it as it is necessary for the cabinet-maker to possess. Some of the principal woods used have already been incidentally referred to, but a more minute account of them, as well as others which are largely employed, may now be given.