International Wood Collectors Society.

Advancing Information on Wood Since 1947

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Please join us at an IWCS meeting for local tours and woodworking classes, wood and craft auctions and meeting new and current friends! Future 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.


Southeast Regional meeting at Lake Yale, Florida 12-16 February 2024

Message from Don Smith: The 2024 winter meeting is soon approaching 3 months from now, however our contract … Read more

Are you interested in learning more about the International Wood Collectors Society?

Click here to read a recent public version of the IWCS World of Wood, our bi-monthly journal publication. … Read more

Message from Patti, the Secretary Treasurer

We are enhancing the website by allowing you to create your own personal account, which will allow you … Read more

An introduction to the Australasian Regional Trustee 2023-26, John Tillack IWCS 10303

Born and bred in country Victoria, a southern state of Australia, I didn’t know there was a world … Read more

Pen turners/demonstrators needed

I received this request from the Woodworking Show Floor Manager. If you are interested, check the Woodworking Show … Read more

Final tally from the Shocco Springs meeting

Silent auction                    $1,205.00 Craft auction          … Read more

Chris Cook, Great Lakes Trustee

Chris Cook is a native of Illinois and now lives in Michigan. He earned degrees (BA, MS) from … Read more

World of Wood 76-5 Sep/Oct 2023 now available in the digital archive

Click here to go to the Archive

Photos from past meetings