I selected three books
for you to get started in learning about working with wood...
Educational Woodworking for Home
By Joseph C. Park (1916) (pdf)
Cassell's Carpentry and Joinery
Comprising notes on Materials, Processes, Principles and Practice,
including about 1,800 engravings and 12 plates Edited by Paul N. Hasluck
A Practical guide to the Amateur, the Art of Carpentry and Joinery