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Welcome to the International Wood Collectors Society.

Please join us at the IWCS annual meeting at Shocco Springs, Talladega, Alabama for local tours and woodworking classes, wood and craft auctions and meeting new and current friends!

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. Although the founders started IWCS with a strong emphasis on academic collecting of wood species, the availability of such a variety of wood and its inherent beauty quickly lead to crafting.



IWCS Annual Meeting September 25-29, 2023 (Monday – Friday) Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center, Talladega, Alabama

Host and Program: Rick & Rhonda Long 812-327-9565 Click here for Registration form Registration Questions: Rick & Rhonda Long  [email protected] We haven’t started a program as of yet. We do have......Read More
February 20, 2023

NEW wood specimen kits from Gary Green’s personal offerings

Over the years I’ve been asked if I could just make up a set of samples. I hesitated as I didn’t know what the collector might be expecting. Also, several......Read More
March 21, 2023

Lake Yale Southeast Winter Woodfest 2023

Meeting summary by Rick Long           It was another great year at Lake Yale, 30th to be exact. We saw a lot of old friends and met some new ones. We had......Read More
March 7, 2023

Member Index and Member Addresses

President-elect John Lyons provided a 2023 short form member index by country (3 pages) and the full member address list (17 pages) which includes phone numbers and e-mail addresses. These......Read More
February 10, 2023

Specimens available

Hi Fellow Wood Specimen Collectors,It’s that time again – making a public announcement of my latest list so that I can get all orders filled before the grass starts growing......Read More
January 30, 2023

Robert E. Nunan

Bob peacefully stepped into heaven on December 29, 2022. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm on January 7, 2023 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington Street......Read More
January 6, 2023

Terry Sawbridge collection

Hi, I’ve recently purchased a very large collection of wood samples (rough guess >2000 pcs) from the late Mr Sawbridge of Birmingham, England, who I believe had been a member......Read More
January 1, 2023

Donated logs delivered for Lake Yale meeting

Elaine sent these pictures to the website. “We have cedar, magnolia, and pecan logs for the meeting. The pecan looks spalted. We have a camphor stump arriving soon. You can......Read More
December 28, 2022

Photos from past meetings