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Matchstick wood

Uuuuugh.......if this is a "test", I'll do like I did in college....and take a guess ! My first guess would be Aspen for matchsticks, but I'm sure a lot of other softwoods would work. We don't have that tree in East Texas, so I wouldn't know about the furniture-making.
 

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My first guess would be Aspen
I watched a show on Discovery or someplace and they where making them from aspen. I doubt they are exclusively made from aspen, but I think the majority are...I don't understand the question Martin. I have seen crazy (when I say crazy I mean I would not have the patience) projects made from match sticks, furniture-models-heck even a car, here's a link



 

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Matchsticks ... there was a "how's it made" episode about those. Look it up, they named all the ingredients for the striker head. I don't remember what kind of wood, any kind would work. I do remember that they dipped the "lightable" end in wax first. The wax would burn before the wood, giving it a few seconds longer burn time. They do the same thing with paper book matches.

The problem will be making the striker head. Buying all the ingredients will likely put you on a "watch list" somewhere.
 
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