What kind of wood are wooden tongue depressors made of?
Northern white birch, because it is flexible, relatively splinter-free, and inexpensive.
Tongue depressor processing flow:
dobule segment rotary cutting machineâ€”â€”tri-carved cutting machineâ€”â€”stoving and polishing machineâ€”â€”tongue depressor chamfering machineâ€”â€”tongue depressor branding machineâ€”â€”tongue depressor selecting machineâ€”â€”bundling machine
Tongue depressors have myriads of other uses, such as page markers, straight edges for underlining journal text ( for those of us who eschew medical literature on the computer), children’s puppets, plant markers in the garden or in seed starter kits, and for spreading peanut butter on crackers in the office kitchenette. Certain illiterati have been known to stir coffee with tongue depressors, but a true connoisseur such as myself knows that they impart a bitter taste to the brew.