View Full Version : Resawing Madrone

Michael Smith
05-25-2012, 07:55 AM
Have any of you resawn madrone. I'm on my way to get a truck load and wondering if it is best resawn right away like the acacias or billeted and left to dry for a time.

05-25-2012, 10:42 AM
Good luck either way. Madrone is very prone to cracking and twisting. Larger pieces left to dry slowly might give you a better chance at getting something usable. I used a piece of madrone for a neck, but I probably won't do that again. Although it carves and works nicely, I think it a little too heavy.

Michael Smith
05-25-2012, 01:37 PM
I've seen a couple of nice guitars made from madrone and a dulcimer. That's what lead me down this path.

Michael Smith
05-25-2012, 03:26 PM
Here is what I have so far. It resaws green like butter. Easily the nicest wood I have resawed to date as far as ease of resawing. Has Decent flame when cut right on the quarter. I have stickerd well and anchor sealed the ends and am hopeful.

05-27-2012, 04:21 AM
Very nice, the stuff I have rarely shows that kind of color or grain. Mine is usually more cream colored, and the grain is often indiscernible. I agree that it is a very nice wood to work with, and very pretty. Hope it works out for you.