Kudzu Wood?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Buckrun, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Buckrun

    Buckrun Well-Known Member

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    If you cut the larger kudzu vines, is it like wood or is it kind of pithy or hollow? I have been thinking of trying to make something out of kudzy vines by turning it on my lathe. If you cut it, sealed the ends and let it dry would it make a suitable wood for turning small items?

    Steve
     
  2. labrat

    labrat Well-Known Member

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    I have never tried to do anything but keep it away from the homestead, but my research shows the only functional use is for basket weaving.

    http://www.cptr.ua.edu/kudzu/