I'd appreciate some thoughts and suggestions. Since I've got next week off one of the things I intend on doing is making myself a kuksa. I made one a few years ago but it was quite small. So I'm going to make one of a more usable size. But I'm wondering what wood to make it out of. The first one I made was birch. But it's a very pale wood. I want something with a bit more colour. This is going to be a user, not just a decorative piece. So it has to be made from a wood that isn't poisonous. I was thinking of pine. We have lots of that available nearby. Any other suggestions? Again, I want a wood with a bit of colour and grain to it. Cheers.