Almond wood is a little unforgiving (it can be knotty and hard to dry) but it has a beautiful figure, and often a sharp contrast between the light colored sapwood and darker heartwood. It makes fine picture frames, shelves, spoons and handles. For those interested in large pieces of almond, the San Joaquin Valley in California is full of it, from Bakersfield to Sacramento. Otherwise, ask me about custom-milled, quartersawn, air-dried almond wood knife and gun scales, pepper-mill and other turning blanks available by email request. Click here to view more varities of fruitwood I mill.