Cercis canadensis
  • mobjack68

    I have been working with wood for many years, turning wood, carving wood as well as boatbuilding and small project crafting. i am always looking for weird, castoff pieces of wood for turning. There is a certain anticipation as a turning takes shape and the grain becomes prominent.
    I trimmed a limb from a rather large Redbud in my backyard and wrapped it in plastic to prepare for woodturning. When the wood was fresh cut, it was greenish in color, which really surprised me. I split the piece in half to create a bookmatched pair of turnings. The color was pea green, with light to dark brown grain streaks. Several years after turning and finishing, the green has faded to a very pleasant beige, leaving the brown streaks very prominent.

    • Raymond Twomey

      (Old post, I know… but not much info on redbud wood on the web.)
      How was redbud to work with? Any peculiarities with it? I have redbud wood I’ve been drying from a tree I cut down, and want to work on some projects.

      Is your wood project still beige? The color of the redbud I have looks similar to a darker mahogany, as it has aged.