International Wood Collectors Society.

Advancing Information on Wood Since 1947

Join Our Community

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.


Spring Fling in March 2025

Voting for President Elect and Vice President

New Wood Samples List Available

Presidents Message March/April 2024

President’s Message Jan/Feb 2024

Importing wood into the US

January-February 2024 World of Wood Volume 77-1

Join us at the St. Louis Woodworking Show February 23-25, 2024

Join IWCS at the Kansas City, MO Woodworking Show March 15-17, 2024

Trees, plants face new heat threat

President’s Message

Message from Willem Hurkmans, Publication Chair

Photos from past meetings