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RusticElements

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2328 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question willow

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 - RusticElementArt.com - SpaceAware.org - AnConn.com


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Grumpy

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#1 posted 2328 days ago

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 2328 days ago

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 2327 days ago

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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Al Killian

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#4 posted 2327 days ago

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

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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#5 posted 2321 days ago

It makes poor firewod due to its lightness.

-- Wonderful new things are coming! - God

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#6 posted 2320 days ago

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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