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I work at a saw mill here in Alabama we cut pine lumber we use what we call stacking stick between the green lumber where it can be put in the dry Kiln the stacking stick are appeton wood and they 1 inch wide and 97 inches long under the packs of these stacking sticks are these 2x2 by 39 inch long pieces of this Appeton wood I get these pieces of wood and take the to my dad and he cuts the shafts in a hexagon shape he takes his lath and makes my handles. We get these stacking sticks from Indonesia.
 

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Those are really nice looking functional walkers there. Great use of recycled wood.
 
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I agree, the one on the right is really visually striking. But all look good.

Had to look the wood up. Evidently is often used for truck beds because of it strength and water resistance. That it also looks something like mahogany is irrelevant in that situation. Seems like it is close to ideal for stick making too.
 
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