Welcome to IWCS - Advancing Information on Wood Since 1947
Founded in 1947, the International Wood Collectors Society is a non-profit Society devoted to distributing information on collecting wood, correctly identifying and naming wood specimens, and using wood in creative crafts.
People from all countries around the world are invited to join IWCS, enjoy the benefits of membership and discover more about nature's wonder material -- wood!
Collecting wood and/or using wood creatively has to be one of the most unique hobby interests that you could ever pick. IWCS members around the world have formed a network for information exchange and mutual assistance.
Membership in IWCS gives you numerous benefits including - World of Wood, a 32 page
bimonthly magazine; and Annual Directory of members, and access to wood, wood information and members in some 30 countries on six continents. View a sample issue of the May/June 2014 WOW or see the searchable index of articles published in the last nine years.
Wood Specimen Kit Availability: See the Wood Collecting page; or click here for a link to the IWCS Wood Specimen Kit order form with instructions for selecting and ordering wood specimens from IWCS. Gary is a professional Urban Forester/Sawyer and takes great pride in preparing high quality wood specimens, all properly seasoned, clean, well milled, free from dirt and defects and accurately identified and labeled. 06-04-2013
Dennis Wilson (order info) will make available these last available books:
- Useful Woods of the World - $10 + postage of $4.25
- More Useful Woods of the World - $10 + postage of $4.25
- A Man of the Woods (Richard Crow biography) - $10 + postage of $3.90
All three books are a total of $30 plus postage of $7.00."
post until 05/30/2015
Ernie Ives - Marquetry Fund Raiser by Pat Powers #4228-L
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Howdy, and I hope you are all having fun!
The new owner of this excellant marquerty by Ernie Ives of the UK, is Romaletta James! Special thanks to Bill and Judy Calderwood who voluntered to deliver the plate to Romaletta on their way home from Lake Yale!
This project added $1185.00 to the IWCS Treasury.
Total expense to IWCS was $0.00!
Donations were from the following:
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Opal and I would like to say thanks to all the donors and supporters of this event. Also, Kris Troyer for handling of the PayPal process, Mihaly Czako, Editor of WOW for his coverage and to Elaine Hunt, Art Lee, and Gary Roux for their help. post until 07/30/2015
Members Only Specimen List - Ian McLaughlin, IWCS member from Australia, is moving and downsizing and has donated yet more of the Australian wood specimens that he has so nicely prepared. See full story ... As of 09/28/2014
Articles of Interest on the Web that members may find interesting or inspiring. If you know of an article that other members might enjoy send it to for approval to add it to the website. 04/05/2015