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Forum topic by ScaleShipWright posted 05-26-2014 07:28 PM 1404 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2014 07:28 PM

Last week I found a nice piece of Mulberry; I promptly loaded it on my car and Saturday carried it to my country house.
Its size is about 22 cm in diameter and 80 cm in length.

I asked Milly (the sawmill’s cat) about and she pointed out:

So I decided to cut it in two pieces (it was a little bowed along the length) and then sawed each chunck in two halves along the length:

The wood is very nice, with a rich honey colour:

Once quartered and properly seasoned it should give some good material for boxes and/or veneer.

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#1 posted 05-27-2014 12:40 AM

I love the look of mulberry and it darkens less than its cousin Hedge (Osage Orange). If you want to really fall in love with mulberry, quartersaw some!

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 01:13 AM


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#3 posted 05-27-2014 06:55 AM

I’ve worked with small pieces of white mulberry and like it.

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 12:23 PM

I have pictures of 2 mulberry bowls on my project.. Love the look of mulberry. oppps, they are on my website.


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#5 posted 05-28-2014 11:39 PM

Just cut up some of my Mulberry that I have been drying for about 2 years now. I have no idea what to make with it… but I have it and I think it is beautiful.. but then I think all wood is beautiful. YES quartersawn mulberry has amazing grain.. simple but really shimmers in the sun.

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 01:22 AM

I received a log of mulberry a few weeks ago but it was split rather badly to begin with. I managed to get a few pieces out of it for some pens or other smaller objects. I really find the natural luster appealing and the depth that it gives the wood.

I am amazed how dark it some pieces got. The scrap I left out in my fire pit area saw lots of sun and rain and were very dark after a week. Pieces I left out in the sun (dry) slightly darkened and pieces in the shop still that rich honey.

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