Wood is available in many different sorts. Hardwood is perfectly suited to make a good pipe. Softer wood varieties are only used in stems. The wooden bowl of the pipe needs to be burned before you can get a good smoke out of it; the charcoal layer will protect the bowl in the future. The advantage of wood is that it is not too fragile. For smoking with style, use one of these wooden pipes. They stand for a new hype in the world of smokers.