Traditionally, the handle of a matchstick was made from poplar, pine, or aspen wood. These woods were favored for their light color and ability to splinter. That breakability factor still drives match users insane, but it is the price match manufacturers pay for wood that they can easily trim into thin sticks. Matchstick is a short, slender piece of flammable wood used in making matches. Matchsticks are very useful when you want to start a fire to light up a candle, to burn paper and etc. Matchsticks can be used differently from their main purpose.