In the construction of pool cues there is one basic component. And that is of course wood. Synthetic materials seem to have become all the rage in the billiard industry but not in Coos Cues. They will always be made of good old fashioned wood. I have acquired many hundreds of unique pieces of wood and am always getting more because it has to season properly to be used in a pool cue that will hold up over time. And only by aging it personally can I be sure it’s ready to use. I have dozens of different species on hand and by using proper coring and stabilizing techniques some wood that might be overlooked for cues can be utilized.
I build all my shafts from Eastern rock maple starting with 1 inch squares and turned down to size gradually over time. Patience is key because wood doesn’t like to be cut quickly.
My wife once asked me what I can possibly do with all this wood? There’s more here than the cues you can build in the rest of your life. The question isn’t what will I do with all this wood but rather what would I ever do without it? I love wood! I love looking at it, touching and smelling it and cutting it to see what’s inside. I measure and weigh each piece to determine its density in order to best decide how, when and where to use it in my cues. Coos Cues do not contain weights inside to compensate for improper planning or mismatched materials. All wood all the time. This page has photos of some of my favorite wood I have used or have on hand.