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04-08-2010 12:35 AM

Has anyone ever worked with a peppertree wood? I did a super quick search on google, and i only found one bowl made from it (unless it goes by a different name), and it looked rather nice to be honest. Was kind of surprised not to see more of it.

Reason I ask; i have a peppertree that died in my yard, rather nice size, trying to decide if it’s worth saving for someone to cut into useable pieces/segments, or if i should just cut it to burn in the fire pit!

curious to know what people think..

if it helps any, for info about the tree, i’m from Vegas. They’re rather common around here.

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#1 posted 04-10-2010 10:16 AM

California pepper is highly prized over here. If it’s of any size it will have some interesting grain . You’ll know as soon as you start to cut

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#2 posted 04-10-2010 05:00 PM

I’ve turned several bowls with peppertree wood. It is a beautiful wood. I’d add a picture but every peppertree bowl I have turned has either been sold or given away as a gift.

All of the peppertree wood that I have purchased I got from seller rusty-one-1 on e-bay. You might want to check out his listings to get some insight about peppertree wood.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 04-11-2010 10:50 PM

Pepper tree wood is eminently workable just watch out for your sinuses in use. Lots here in Ca. but I’ve never seen it for sale. Best bet is to consult a tree trimmer and work a deal.

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 10:47 PM

so would it be considered a hard or soft wood? i too have one n my yard and would rather it gone

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#5 posted 09-10-2012 01:15 AM

I too was wondering if it is considered hard or soft

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