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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  Black Box burl from Australia.   These are especially nice pieces of this very dense/hard burl.   Hard to find this for sale at all, let alone pieces like this that are dried.  It is very difficult to dry and we really had to baby these.  All or nearly all were treated with superglue 3 x (thin superglue is allowed to absorb in the surface, dried then sanded off, repeat).   The reason is that this burl type is ultra dense and naturally develops tiny (hard to even see) splits around each figure area.  Expect to glue them in the same way yourself as you are working on them.  DO NOT overheat when sanding or they crack more.  Current moisture around 10%   All of them came from the same slab.    

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
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Click here for FOURTH side view.
Black Box Burl
piece D
1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 13 inches

Price: SOLD

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After long term drying these pieces are now ready for you.   Pieces 1-3 came from the same slab, 4-5 are also siblings.   Laos Olive is rarely seen anywhere, and it took a number of years to dry it carefully as faster drying is likely to cause cracks.  Bay laurel looks a little more blue grey than the photo above.  All were soaked in superglue which was then sanded off again .

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Sindora Burl
piece 1
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 10 1/8 inches

Price: $74.00


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