we have a Tangerine tree that lost a battle with the frost this spring. this wood seems to be be very hard and very dense. does anyone here have any experience using citrus woods for wood working? furniture?
It might be like other fruit woods, in that it will check a lot when drying. I'm trying to make some cutlery out of some pieces of plum wood. It's really pretty stuff, but a real pain to work with and really checked. I'd say, find someone with a bandsaw to help cut it into blanks/boards, let it dry for a while then give it a shot.
What does the wood look like on the inside? Does it smell like citrus?
The bark and most outer layer smell faintly of citrus. most cirtus varieties are grafted onto base root stock. I think most start out as lemon root,
I've left most of the largest limbs and branches on the tree until I know exactly what I'm going to do with it. as hot as it is in Fla right now, I'm a little nervous about cutting them down and milling them until it cools off some.
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