Reply by soob

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Bradford Pear

View soob's profile


271 posts in 1774 days

#1 posted 06-28-2017 06:12 PM

It’s fairly hard (not as hard as often claimed, IME) and frequently has “flame” figure, though it’s not chatoyant like maple or walnut. Otherwise it’s pretty plain.

The wood isn’t brittle (despite the claims one often sees). The trees just fall apart because of the trees’ structure and the penchant for bark inclusions. The limbs actually grow against each other until the strong one pushes the others off the tree.

But, yeah, it’s good for turning, tool handles, mallets, etc.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics