04 Jan. 2007|
Tupelo wood suppliers,teak finish wood-care,wood bedside lamp,wood fired pizza oven plans uk - For Begninners
Use this tool to discover new associated keyword & suggestions for the search term Tupelo Wood. The results we show for the keyword Tupelo Wood will change over time as new trends develop in the associated keyword catoegory and market. This is a hard wood, but reportedly liked by carvers although the different species vary considerably in hardness with water tupelo being noticibly softer than black tupelo which is sometimes used for beams and where strength counts.
This is a medium grade wood at best and is mostly used for hidden furniture parts and veneer core. The favorite of carvers, really, is the lower regions of the water tupelo which are reportedly softer than the upper bole and softer still than black tupelo.
The channels are caused by the way the interlocked wood splits (if and when it ever DOES split --- I can attest from personal experience that heavily interlocked grain like this can make it damned near impossible to split such a piece with anything less than a hydraulic ram).
David refers to this as black gum, which is probably the most common alternate name for tupelo.