Figured woods (various types)
Laos Ironwood burl (Xylia xylocarpa kerrii ). All pieces were DRIED for years. This is a very rare type of wood from Southeast Asia. These came from Laos where all wood imports have been stopped for a number of years. The tree is a legume (related to beans). Quite a few trees are legumes which is hard to understand, but they are related to beans like chickpeas, black eyed peas, soybeans, etc. This wood is one of the heaviest out there, and polishes/sands great. Feels heavier then desert ironwood (which is not related) but I haven't verified exact weight. Rare offering, and this is the best quality group we have every offered!
Black Cherry burl, resin impregnated. These were a highly selective cut to get this quality which is the best I've seen to date. The burls are small meaning that even a 10 inch long piece is very hard to come by in this quality and piece A is a size and quality we've never come close to before.
Pieces missing below are already sold.
Big Linden, (Tilia platyphyllos) is sometimes also called Lime, but it isn't related to real lime trees. Trees can live to great age and there is one on the ruins of a church in Kiev Ukraine that is believed to date from the 1300's. The tree is not rare, but these burls are almost unknown on the market in the USA. We did extensive soaking with superglue on all these and though I was very thorough, you could need to use a bit more glue once you get inside the wood. Hardness seems to be about like Northwest Maple, at least for the burls. Sands very nicely and was super easy to finish too. Interesting color and patterns not seen in other burls so we thought we would give this a try and see what you think (let me know either way). All pieces were DRIED for years.
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.
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