Cutting down a Filbert tree, wood good for anything?

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Forum topic by Cerestes posted 08-08-2009 05:39 AM 2240 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2009 05:39 AM

I’ve heard that fruit and nut trees tend to make decent wood for smaller projects, but I haven’t been able to find anything about filbert trees. We’re going to be removing one in the near future that is on a property line and I’m debating saving it instead of just sending it through a chipper.

Anyone worked with it in the past?

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 05:49 AM

I always save any decent rounds or any straight pieces of any length for turning. I would think filbert wood would provide a nice turning medium….

I too haven’t seen it for sale…which might just be due to the size of the trees (and the fact that they are grown for the fruit not for wood) Otherwise, the lack of available wood muight be that it is too soft, doesn’t cure well – has a lot of checks or knots….....or some other genetic inferiorites – like too brittle or too hard.

I have used apricot wood. olive and peach wood to make great bowls…..Apple is another….but there isn’t alot of it around.

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