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Welcome to the International Wood Collectors Society.

Please join us at the IWCS annual meeting at Shocco Springs, Talladega, Alabama or the IWCS Australasian meeting in Hahndorf South Australia for local tours and woodworking classes, wood and craft auctions and meeting new and current friends! Meeting information is posted below.

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.



World of Wood May/June 2023 Volume 76-3

The World of Wood Volume 76-3 is now available in the Members Journal Archive...Read More
May 8, 2023

World of Wood March/April 2023

The March/April World of Wood is now available in the Journal Archive. The paper edition was printed on 27 April and will be arriving soon....Read More
May 6, 2023

AUSTRALASIAN MEETING – Hahndorf South Australia, Monday 16th to Friday 20th October 2023

Conference registration fee A$ 495 per person. Please note – Registration Fee does not include breakfasts. It also does not include dinners on Wednesday and Thursday nights, as these will......Read More
April 25, 2023

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

Two sets of Woods of the World Samples

I have two sets of Woods of the World Samples I would like to sell. They were produced in the 1960’s by Family Craft Shop Libertyville, IL. See attached for......Read More
April 27, 2023

Message from our editor

I am happy to report that WoW76-1 is in production at the printer. WoW76-1 has come together without having to compromise on the quality of the content. WoW is written......Read More
April 1, 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

Photos from past meetings