When making a wand or a staff, you may wish to pick a type of wood associated with the magical intent that you have for said tool. The following is a brief list of woods that may help in your decision making:
Ebony: magical power and protection
Oak: strength, good luck, protection, good health, and healing
Pine: wealth, exorcism, and healing
Cedar: healing, longevity, purification, and protection
Maple: love and wealth
Mahogany: protection against storms and lightening
Rattan: good luck and strength
Walnut: good health
Willow: often used for magic that involves the cycles of life: birth, death, and rebirth. It can be used in magic to help the ill and elderly. Burning willow is also said to help a recently passed soul cross over.
Fir: associated with prosperity, power, and nobility. It is also often used as wands in rituals involving birth or rebirth.
(Also, if you can find furniture made of the same wood listed above, it can bring those qualities into your home and help fill your home with those magical vibrations.)
The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals For The Home ~ Written by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington