Smoke tree show spectacular wood known like Sumac or Staghorn wood
Yesterday i found this place:
shrubs and bushes were cut in order to wide the road,
it seemed like a good opportunity to pick up some wood.
This morning wasn't really good weather,
but picking up worked nicely however, and i found this 25 years smoke tree cut in a piece long 2,50 meter for 12 cm diameter....mas o meno...
It has irregular growth, but i have to consider that in this bush it has to grow higher to get the light,
much competition around there...
Cotinus coggygria, syn. Rhus cotinus (Eurasian smoketree, smoke tree, or smoke bush)
is a species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae,
native to a large area from southern Europe,
east across central Asia and the Himalayas to northern China.
It is a multiple-branching shrub growing to 5–7 m (16–23 ft) tall with an open,
spreading, irregular habit, only rarely forming a small tree.
The leaves are 3-8 cm long rounded ovals, green with a waxy glaucous sheen.
The autumn colour can be strikingly varied, from peach and yellow to scarlet.
The flowers are numerous, produced in large inflorescences 15–30 cm (5.9–11.8 in) long;
each flower 5-10 mm diameter, with five pale yellow petals.
Most of the flowers in each inflorescence abort,
elongating into yellowish-pink to pinkish-purple feathery plumes
(when viewed en masse these have a wispy 'smoke-like' appearance, hence the common name)
which surround the small (2-3 mm) drupaceous fruit that do develop.
Smell really good, it has a kind of resin under the bark...
i don't know if its Linfa, but it is very sticky
and gives the idea to lubricate the bevel of the gouge.....
i played a bit with first,
It' strong wood, tenacious...
the colours are natural, will be finished with oil after dried and some sanding...