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The Foxfire Book Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Wood" Summary

Eliot Wigginton
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"Wood" Summary

The author begins by explaining the importance of wood in the early settlements of the Appalachian Mountains, as well as in today's residences. As an abundant resource for centuries, the wide variety of wood available provides shelter, heat, cooking fires, building material for tools, furniture, toys, utensils, transportation, and other necessities. In addition, foods such as nuts and fruit and ingredients for home remedies and recipes are products of the trees. The wood used is either seasoned or used green, depending on the intended use. For tools and other materials that require tight fitting pieces, and for pieces that require stability, such as wheel spokes and barrels, the wood is seasoned to avoid shrinkage and disintegration. For pieces that do not need a tight fit, such as rafters, green wood can be used. Curing small pieces of wood can be done by either...

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