Qualities to Look For
When shopping for a wood piece, there are some factors to consider. For one, take note of the kind of wood being used. This manufacturing choice will have an impact on the durability and flavor you’ll get from the piece.
With a variety of different sizes available, make sure to consider what you need from the size and shape of the piece for easier transportation, hiding, and safety of the piece.
Plus, keep in mind the cleaning and maintenance that will be required for that specific piece. Cleaning wood pipes is a manual process, you can’t use isopropyl alcohol. Make sure that there aren’t any particularly nasty corners you won’t be able to reach with a toothpick.
The Artisan Touch
One of the premier features to wood smoking pieces is the craftsmanship that comes with them. Many of these pieces are hand-carved meaning that no two pieces are alike. What’s more, using wood creates unique opportunities for intricate carvings or special finishes that pieces made from glass cannot achieve.
Wood pieces make for great additions to a home setup! Not only does wood fit in with many aesthetics while sitting on a mantel or table, but the unique flavor and smoking experience creates a one-of-a-kind smoking vibe for your home.
Wood pieces make for great additions to a social gathering! Wood often provides a memorable experience in a group setting and makes for great conversation starters. Many people are interested, but don’t carry wood pieces themselves. Passing around wood pieces brings the group together in a more grounded, communal experience that is often lost with glass.
Wooden pieces make for excellent smoking apertures in the context of outdoor adventures. For one, the usually lightweight, durable nature of wooden pieces makes them easy to carry on a hike without fear of breaking. These pieces are easy to put in a secure pocket or inside a little case to pack it away. Plus, the natural feel of wood in your hands complements the outdoor setting around you.