re-using, recycling, and redeeming old wood

Types of Wood

How many types of wood can you name?


11 responses

  1. Jeff postma

    all of them that I know.?!!!

    October 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    • Which type of wood do you like carving the most, Jeff?

      October 6, 2010 at 3:40 pm

  2. Jeff postma

    basswood has to be my favorite but I enjoy butternut’s grain,tulip poplar,cherry, and tupalo for power carving,diamond willow makes a great stick,walnut and cypress knees can challenge your edges. Cottonwood bark has been very good to me also. Ihave an ash stick I want to carve soon but haven’t had time to start another.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:25 am

  3. Most of my practice has come from apple. Pain in the butt to carve, very hard. There is a point where the wood actually gets too smooth to sand down any further. I would like to get a lathe to make some chess pieces or even pens from it.

    January 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm

  4. I have heard that basswood is very easy to dent. How much stronger does polyurethane finish make it? I’d like to put a panel of the stuff on an instrument case, and it’s likely to get a few dings in its existence.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  5. Bern, I would not recommend basswood for the case. That will require something stouter – maple, oak, birch – which will be able to take the dents.

    April 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

  6. Sue Jean Brooks

    I live in Kansas, in fact Winfield Ks. I need to know where I can purchase Cottonwood tree bark. (Winfield, the Homeof the Bluegrass annual Festival)

    April 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    • Hi Sue,

      There are many sources for cotton wood out west. You could Google and get lots. I, however, like to scrounge for my own here in Illinois. I do have a supply in storage. Would you like some to try? How much would you like? Have you tried cotton wood already? Are you looking to get into bark? Let’s talk some more. Shalom, John

      April 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

  7. Sue Jean Brooks

    Need to know where i can purchase cotttonwood Tree Bark. I live in Winfield Ks… (home of the Annual Bluegrass Festival)

    April 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    • Hi Sue, Happy Easter to you. Just wanted to let you know that I came home from Michigan today with a car load of bark. Have really nice pieces if you are interested. Happy carving.

      April 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

  8. olivier buis bois exotiques fruitiers les bois dur avec qui il faut se battre.

    March 24, 2014 at 2:12 am

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