About the Canes:

The first cane I made was a gift for my father-in-law. It had a Cherry shaft and a Maple Burl handle with transition piece between the two.

The shaft is hand-turned on a lathe. The handle is of my own design, cut out with a band saw and router, with final shaping done by hand. The handle is secured to the shaft with a steel dowel screw.

The cane tip has a brass ferrule, and a removable rubber tip with a heavy-duty stainless steel spike that can be used for rough terrain.

The finished product was strong, unique and attractive, and I immediately had requests for more. Using different woods I continued to refine and build canes for friends and family, finally making them available to you in the original design.

A custom-made cane with your choice of woods, made to your size specifications - is priced at $199. Some woods may be slightly more. Special wood requests will be accommodated depending on availability.

For more information or to place an order, you can email bill@walkingwoods.net.

About the Woods:

A variety of woods can be used for the handle and shaft of the cane, alone or in combination. Some examples include:

Domestic Woods

  • Big Leaf Maple Burl
  • Hard Maple
  • Cherry
  • Black Walnut
  • Red Oak
  • White Oak
  • Claro Walnut

Imported and Exotic Woods

  • Pau Ferro
  • Bocote
  • Ipe
  • Zebrawood
  • Purpleheart
  • Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)