One of my favorite books on wood aircraft is "The Wooden Wonder: A Short History of the Wooden Aeroplane," by James G. Robins. It's a small book, but it has a lot of good historical tidbits, a sprinkling of technical info, and a ton of great illustrations. An obscure book about an obscure topic. Right up my alley! :gig:
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FWIW, the EAA book Topaz mentions, "Wood Aircraft Building Techniques," is definitely a good how-to. It is a collection of articles that ran in the early EAA magazines. Good, practical stuff.