Has anyone made anything from Ginkgo Biloba wood?
My brother cut up a wind blown down tree and said if I wanted some to make
something, I could have all I wanted. The bark peels off quite easily, so
after it air dries I will slice 1 " slabs plane a 2 sides and see what the
grain looks like. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
If the wood smells anything like the ripe Ginkgo pods, you might as
well make a lovely wooden barf pail - that's how they smell. There's a
neighborhood in Cambridge, Mass. that has several of these trees, and when
the ripe fruit has all fallen to the ground, you will gag from the stink.
It's kind of the anti-cedar.
It will not air dry properly in log form. Cut into boards, sticker and stack.
Cover and let sit until it is as dry as you need.
Some experts compare it to sugar pine in its qualities. Works well, with ease
even with hand tools and is said to stain and finish easily. Straight grain,
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