Would have to agree with scpatterson regarding the actual wood - it's not very "woody". Even the bark on the outside that falls off the trees doesn't seem like it would produce much smoke, would burn more like leaves do. The fronds are used to make decorative things sometimes and they dry out pretty good...but again it would be like smoking with leaves. Palm wood, from what I've heard, is used sometimes in construction, especially on Asian Pacific islands, and to create decorative crafty things and art, like plates and bowls and stuff like that. The sap can be fermented and made into palm wine, but I've only heard of islanders doing this and I've never seen it in Florida. But, like scpatterson said, the wood is too soft to burn.