Figured woods (various types)
These pieces are completely dried (average around 9 %) after 2-4 years of careful air drying. Stone hopea is far harder even then golden hopea, it must be one of the world's hardest woods. We've soaked the outside with superglue and sanded it off multiple times as well as adding black superglue into any natural voids we can reach. Polishes like a dream. Our final stock in Stone Hopea (from Laos no further shipments allowed). This piece of Sindora is one of the better ones we've had, great patterns.
These pieces are completely dried (average around 10%) after 2-4 years of careful air drying. This type of burl (xylia kerrii) is really rare and has only been seen in the USA in small amounts. It has some natural small splits, very small bark inclusions (we cut out the big ones) and they have been filled with superglue by soaking the whole piece down and then grinding off the excess which makes the piece more stable and uniform.
Black Cherry burl, resin impregnated. These were a highly selective cut to get this quality which is not typical. The burls are small meaning that even a 10 inch long piece is very hard to come by in this quality. Notes: Each piece has the grade on the item below. Piece 5 has some bark and small defects, high figure but half price. Pieces missing below are already sold.
not related to Ceylon Satinwood, Pyinma is a completely
different species. We have ceylon satinwood too, email us.
Pyinma has much better figure.
Ash Burl, stabilized
botanical name: Fraxinus americana
Ash grows widely in the eastern half of the USA. Burls do occur, but rarely have the concentration of eyes as seen in those sold below. These were professionally stabilized by kiln drying and then forcing clear resin through the wood at very high pressure. This results in a stable blank that tends to warp much less then un-stabilized wood. We don't expect this wood to be in stock all the time, but occasionally.
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