Different types of wood are better for different types of wood carvings. Here are a few of the most popular types of wood:
- Oak, which is a strong and durable type, is most often used to do wood carvings and has been popular since early English craftsmen.
- Pine is a better carving wood for painting.
- Myrtlewood is another popular wooden for carving because of its color and strength.
B asswood and Butternut are good woods for beginners .
- Walnut, Teak, Mahogany, White Beech, Red Cedar, and Hoop Pine are also well-known carving woods.
You can also buy wood from companies that sell carving blanks, clock slabs, turning stock, and bowl blanks. These blanks are a good place to start, because of beautiful color choices and moisture content. Their rough shapes make an excellent place to begin your project.