Wood Species Indexed in a “Book” Library

created at: 10/11/2010

Awkward title, I know, but it’s kinda difficult to actually describe what’s happening here. The World Woods Library is an effort to help folks collect a diverse catalog of wood species, a xylarium, in the form of wooden books.

Each species gets its own edition, with the English name carved into the spine, and the Latin genus and species on the cover.

created at: 10/11/2010

   Pretty amazing, but quite costly. So, we’re thinking DIY on this one. The book shapes would be easy enough, but the carving more complex. Unless you’ve a CNC or laser cutter.

Anyone have one that would wanna collaborate on a remake?!

World Wood Library 

via and image comps by Sean at Makezine