I have used dif­fer­ent brands of tooth­picks depend­ing on what I am build­ing. I also have many friends and fam­ily mem­bers that col­lect tooth­picks in their trav­els for me. For exam­ple, some of the trees in Golden Gate Park are made from tooth­picks from Kenya, Morocco, Spain, West Ger­many and Italy. The heart inside the Palace of Fine Arts is made out of tooth­picks peo­ple threw at our wedding.