I have had an offer for a load of cucumber wood from a friend.I am not familiar:dontknow: with the wood and was told it is great for carving.Does anyone have any experience with it and is it good for pickles?Tony
Yeah, Bread n Butter or a nice Dill finish!!Cucumber wood is a Magnolia, specifically Magnolia acuminata. It's wood is very similar to Poplar and often can be intermingled when sold. The wood is very straight grained which is good for turning. It's a little harder and stronger than Poplar. The sapwood, which is the desired wood, is a light creamy color to almost white.
It is one of the most common native Magnolias in NC.
It would be interesting to make something with it and then use a picked finish on it. That would be a great conversation piece.