Griffin Exotic Wood

Figured woods (various types)


This is the exciting page for various figured woods that just don't fit somewhere else.  We will have an ever changing inventory, and most are here because they are available only occasionally or just once.  Usually there are not many pieces available, so if you like what you see be sure to buy what you want soon as they may go quickly. Read the whole description to get the facts on what is being sold, dried pieces will say "dried", stabilized pieces will say "stabilized" etc. Might be noted somewhere in the description or the item.

Grading explanation for figured wood:
Gallery grade minus (gg-) is a nicely figured piece that has some figure scattered around, not tight or all over figure
Gallery grade (gg) is a highly figured piece of wood. It has very high and intense figure on at least two parallel sides, or very good figure on 3 or 4 sides.
Gallery grade PLUS (gg+) is a piece with rare intense figure that appears on all 4 surfaces of a square. Usually uncommon to rare.



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Click the photo for the second view, usually 3 or four sides have figure .
An Extremely rare offering, these have been banned for export for a number of years, the few pieces you can still find online are selling for far more than our prices! NOTES:

Pyinma
piece 1
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $12.00

Pyinma
piece 2
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $12.00

Pyinma
piece 4
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $12.00

Pyinma
piece 5
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $12.00

Pyinma
piece 7
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $12.00

Pyinma
piece 11
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $12.00

Pyinma
piece 14
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches

Price: $12.00


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NOTES:
These Bowl blanks were cut from the same thick board. All are basically the same in figure, color etc. All have been carefully dried over years.  
Shedua high figure
piece A
Dried
2 7/8+ x 6 x 6 inches

Price: $55.00

Shedua high figure
piece B
Dried
2 7/8+ x 6 x 6 inches

Price: $55.00

Shedua high figure
piece C
Dried
2 7/8+ x 6 x 6 inches

Price: $55.00


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  Some unusual burls for one time sale.  NOTES:
The American elm burl has been soaked in superglue which was then sanded off multiple times.   You likely will have to glue it more on the inside but we really worked all the glue in we could from the outside.  These were so extraordinary for elm I decided to put a couple hours+ additional work into them just to make them nice.   We have no more elm like these, nor have I seen any for sale.  The Gmelia burl is the last piece we have in the shop, and it is a very nice solid and pretty piece.  
No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Pieces not listed below or that give an out of stock notice in the cart are sold
Gmelia Burl
piece 7
3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches

Price: $139.00


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Some of these burls, like white teak are very uncommon. Also the Cordia burl comes from the island of Vanuatu, this is not one we'll see again once it is gone. NOTES:

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Pieces not listed below or that give an out of stock notice in the cart are sold
White Teak Burl
piece 1
2+ x 2.75 x 10 1/8 inches

Price: $98.00


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  Some very rare burls for sale.  Shorea burl (or Sal burl) is used for ayurvedic medicine in India,  and other extracts are used in the cosmetic industry.   I have never seen another piece of this burl for sale in the USA, if you have tell us we'd like to know.   Laos ironwood burl is very rare, note that Laos banned all timber exports about 6-7 years ago.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Pieces not listed below or that give an out of stock notice in the cart are sold
Laos Ironwood Burl
piece 18
2.75 x 2.75 x 5.25 inches

Price: $116.00




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  Laos Ironwood burl from Laos.  Rare as Laos has stopped exports 4/5 years of all types of wood coming from the country.  These were all dried many years.  They need to be dried very slowly over an extended time because they are so heavy.   It is the nature of this burl to be very dense and it always has numerous little holes and bark inclusions.  We cut around the biggest ones and fill the rest with superglue.  Expect to have to do some super gluing on the inside, though I have spent a great deal of time to minimize your trouble.  They are worth it as they are unique, rare and super dense.      Current moisture around 10%       

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Laos Ironwood Burl
piece 3
1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches

Price: $30.00











































































































































































































































































































































 


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