Not the most common choice for stick-making, Elderberry is hard, straight and lightweight. When the bark is removed -(almost invariably it has to be at least shaved)- it reveals a nice yellow wood with regularly spaced nodes and irregular grooving. I try to retain the underbark as it has a most attractive vein effect.
The dimensions shown under ‘Additional Information’ are in inches and ounces. The width is the measurement at the tip (bottom) of the stick. Any stick can be shortened to a specified length at no extra cost.