Wood Identification Workshop

  • September 15, 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • September 17, 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Mystic Seaport Museum

SEPT 15-17, 2023

Wood IDENtification Workshop

What Wood Is It and Why?

Did you ever look at a piece of wood and wonder what wood it is? And why it looks the way it does? Were you ever confused about which wood it is: mahogany, walnut, cherry, or poplar?

This three-day hands-on workshop will answer all these questions and more. It is designed specifically for curators, collectors, antique dealers, appraisers, and woodworkers.  The goal of this workshop is to familiarize the student with the physical properties of wood and recognize species specific cell structures. No experience is necessary.

This class will fill quickly, so sign up soon at www.FallonWilkinson.com/classes.  

Friday & Saturday, Sept 15-16, 2023 (9am-4pm)
On Friday and Saturday, basic wood anatomy will be introduced, including grain, figure, fundamental differences between softwoods and hardwoods, and more. The student will learn to identify common hardwoods that are used in antique furniture using a 10x loupe. Collections tour and shipyard visit incl.

Sunday, Sept 17, 2023 (11am-4pm)
On Sunday, students will get a rare opportunity not only to get a look behind the scenes, but also to identify woods used in a selection of great objects in a one-day intensive and hands-on inspection.

Mystic Seaport Museum

Wood ID course



Hardwood sample kit
10x loupe
Identifying Wood Book
Friday lunch
Shipyard visit
Curator guided tour


10% discount for students, senior citizens, IWCS members

Fallon & Wilkinson, LLC

at the Mystic Seaport Museum



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