Friday, December 28, 2007
A mixed blessing for farmers as the pods are good cattle feed but the thorns are hard on tractor tires! The wood is exceptionally durable and hard and used for fence posts. In the past it was used for pegs for log cabins, barns and electric line insulators. The contrasting colors draw me to this wood.
Monday, December 10, 2007
There are at least five varieties of maple growing in North America. The color of the Sugar Maple in the Fall is most everyone’s favorite. Maple also gives us syrup, furniture, flooring and...shade. Commercial markets shy away from it’s mineral streaks but carvers and turners embrace them. Picture shows a maple spoon laying over two apple wood spoons.