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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.



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

Gateway Group Regional Meeting

by Violet Oman Many thanks to Garry and Shelly Roux for hosting what has turned out to be an annual event, the IWCS Gateway Group Regional Meeting! We all know......Read More
July 8, 2023

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

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

Photos from past meetings