Pyracantha shrub wood use

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Forum topic by rustfever posted 10-20-2009 12:57 AM 4394 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2009 12:57 AM

I must remove a Pyracantha ‘Tree’ and want to find if the wood is suitable for any type of woodworking project.
The only information found on line refers to the item as a ‘shrub that never exceed 8’ in height nor 2” in stem diameter.
I can tell you the tree coming out will have a lot of 5”/6” trunk wood and it is currently in excess of 18’ in height. If it has any redeeming value, I will save some/most/all of the wood. Otherwise, thru the chipper and into the bin it goes.


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#1 posted 07-13-2010 01:36 PM

How did this turn out? I’ve never heard of pyracantha wood, could you post pictures of it?

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 04:16 PM

Sorry, but I have not yet removed the schrub [tree]. It has grown into the power lines at my daughter’s home. We waited months for the power company to finally remove the limbs from the power lines. I will get to the removal early fall, if all goes well.

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#3 posted 10-14-2017 10:25 PM

A little late as I just joined Lumberjocks. I have been using pyracantha wood for turning pens especially for my grown children who hated these bushed when we had to trim them. I have several branches from 3 to 4 inches in diameter that I had cut down and saved several years ago. I have lots of longitudinal cracks from it not being properly dried so I can’t make larger turned objects such as pepper mills unless I want to do lots of glue fill. I can bet 5 or 6 blanks from each 5 inch section of the branch. The wood is hard and finishes very well to a nice light tan color with CA finish.

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