Willow lumber got pics???

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Forum topic by okwoodshop posted 03-03-2012 02:28 AM 1968 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2012 02:28 AM

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I have been offered a huge willow tree for free but have never used or seen any lumber from a willow. Does anyone have any pictures and advice about how willow works in furniture. thanks guys

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 02:33 AM

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 02:50 AM

Wow,awesome site. Thanks Jim.

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 03:39 AM

I don’t know what kind of willow but I’ve got some river willow. The wood is pink and almost all of the trees were cut down following the 2nd world war.

The river willow was and is still used for wooden artificial limbs .

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 03:15 PM

I’ve always heard that Willow is too soft to use for anything too serious.. Its a carver’s dream, though (think the “Willow Tree” figurines that apparently every woman loves)

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 12:09 AM

thanks for the advice/info, think I’ll pass on the willow as it isn’t suitable for what I want to make.

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