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Welcome to the International Wood Collectors Society.

Please join us at the Southeast Regional Woodfest at Lake Yale, Florida 13-17 February for wood identification 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.


+ Lance Davis

Update IWCS Southeast Regional Winter Woodfest

Don’t delay sending in your meeting registration, Lake Yale has a new rule change. “3 Business Days before Event: A surcharge fee of $25 per person per “Event Day”, which......Read More
September 7, 2022

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

Hello, I (Ludvig Sedelius IWCS#10365) would like to create a listing on the IWCS website:

I began collecting wood in 2020 and have sourced about 80% of my collection from other IWCS members but am actively searching for wood myself from field identification or commercial......Read More
December 15, 2022

Don Lown

Long time IWCS member, Don Lown, passed away on November 17, 2022. No services are planned at this time. For those wishing to commemorate Don’s life, the family kindly suggests......Read More
December 3, 2022

November/December 2022 President’s Message

As I write this, it has been just over a week since my mother passed and we ended our 75th Jubilee in La Grange. The Jubilee was a success with......Read More
December 1, 2022

World of Wood 75-6 (November/December 2022) added to the Journal Archive

Click here to go to the World of Wood Journal Archive...Read More
December 1, 2022

Events and Meetings

Upcoming: Annual Southeast Regional meeting, Lake Yale, FL

Lake Yale meeting information & registration form

Photos from past meetings