Manning Rare Woods Collection
The Manning Rare Woods Collection at the Rhode Island School of Design contains boards of rare species, highly figured grain, and/or very large dimensions offering students and faculty the opportunity to utilize wood species of outstanding beauty and value. Woods are available for academic use by faculty and student request. 4" x .5" x 4" samples are also available to view and check-out for reference purposes from the RISD Fleet Library Materials Collection. Captured on a RISD Nature Lab microscope, the magnification views found in this collection are from wood shaving samples of the end grain, tangent, and radial planes at x100 and x400 to reveal the intricate cellular structure of each species.