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04-07-2008 03:10 AM

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I have to take down a large (~14”) weeping willow because it’s loosing it’s bark and I don’t want it to fall in the next storm. I know willow isn’t a very strong tree – they break in storms all the time.

I was wondering if any of you had every used willow wood for anything? I’ve never heard of anyone using it. Is it unstable, even when dry? Can I use this for something or is it fire wood?

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#1 posted 04-07-2008 03:19 AM

Now Mike this is the best wood for making cricket bats. With a little linseed oil they will last forever. you could start up your on cricket club & take on the poms (just kidding). Might make a good baseball bat or a long bow.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 04-07-2008 03:19 AM

I would think it would make for good bowl truning.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 04-08-2008 02:54 PM

Did someone say WILLOW !!! ?!! :)
what a gorgeous wood. I don’t know about stability /strength etc but I can speak on the beauty of it..
Willow was the wood from our fire wood stash that I got my hands on for practicing when I first started this journey last year.

Willow – (I am VERY proud of this little table)
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#4 posted 04-08-2008 08:28 PM

Willow is like pine and poplar. It can be used for anything.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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#5 posted 04-13-2008 09:42 PM

It makes poor firewod due to its lightness.

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#6 posted 04-15-2008 12:38 AM

I live in Washington and have seen some folks making and selling homemade furniture, chairs and curio racks …The kind of stuff you might have seen in the “Wicked witch of the West” house … ...definately full size furniture made from Oregon Willow …They use a lot of the smaller branches as it is very flexible and holds small nails very well …
Mike in Bonney Lake

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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