Awhile back I posted a question about the usefulness of the wood from a rose of sharon bush.
My observation was that is is surprisingly white. Some lumberjocks encouraged me to dry it and see how it turned out.
I took a small section from the root flare and set it out to dry without any special preparation and I was surprised at how much it shrinks.
The wood dries to a somewhat yellowish color but sands up very pale, but as you may note from the picture, it cracked wide open. The piece is only about three inches across.
The part above the root flare is still in the shed and I’m hoping it won’t split like this small specimen.
More on the subject when the wood has dried more.
Don “Dances With Wood” Butler
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