Do silk floss trees make hard wood or soft wood?
A neighbor cut one down and I want to mill the wood. Would it be good for a coffee table?
- elhighLv 72 months ago
Any wood can be used for any purpose. You can make an excellent table out of pine, a soft wood.
You can even make a good table out of balsa, but you'll need to be very clever indeed, probably applying the balsa as an end grain veneer over engineered lumber structural members.
The description I find for silk floss tree doesn't specify its wood as a hard or softwood, but it is a deciduous tree which usually automatically lands it in the hardwood designation, which is a little goofy because the balsa I mentioned earlier is also classified as hardwood.
So cut some bucks and set them aside to dry for a while, and then mill it up. See what you can do with it. It'll probably work well enough.