What Kinds of Woods Are Best for Carving?
The best wood for carving depends on the purpose. For those who want wood that will last a long time and be forgiving of mistakes, a hard wood may be the best option. For beginners armed with only knives and willing to experiment, a soft wood is generally the right choice. What types of hard or soft wood are best depend on where the carver lives and what kind of texture or appearance is desired.