Figured woods (various types)
These pieces are completely dried after 2-3 years of careful air drying. This type of burl (xylia kerrii) is really rare and has only recently been seen in the USA. 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.
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This wood hasn't been around on the market in years. We got these about 12 years ago. This type of padauk (from which amboyna burl comes) is far more colorfast than african padauk. Look at this deep red color in these pieces, they have not even started to turn brown in 12 years! The grain is also finer than african padauk with a higher density too . Dried completely.
Click the photo above for a view of the other face.
STABILIZED and partially dyed orange.
Top quality figure throughout.
If you get an out of stock notice when you have a qty of 1, it is 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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