Madrone is known as Strawberry tree, Madrona, or Madrone burl. This is a unique Pacific hardwood that has pink & tan colors with an occasional red streak. Our Madrone blanks are highly burled & figured. Through our proprietary process, the wood has been pressure cooked to relieve tension and then partially air dried. These pieces are ideal for gallery grade projects and high end woodworking as well as Bass and Electric guitars. Trees are typically 10" up to 30" diameter and between 40-70" tall. Trunks are smooth as silk due to the tree shedding its bark continually. Logs are rarely straight so lumber over 10' long is a rarity. Random trees growing in mixed stands of Douglas fir produce the best lumber as the trunk is long and relatively strait. Trees in the open are much more bushy with many limbs that will not produce good lumber. Burls grow almost exclusively underground and must be dug up sometimes by hand and then pressure cooked and milled. Many Madrone trees grow in areas that have many rocks so our sawyers have their hands full milling around the rocks and dirt pockets that are present in every burl. This is expensive due to the large number of saw blades that are destroyed and the large amount of labor milling this. As with most figured veneer it will not be perfectly flat and will require proper veneer application techniques. Additionally, it is common to have 1-2" end splits and/or checks. Please expect to work with these checks. It is typical for the edges to be slightly frayed or rough (approximately 1/16" to ¼" into each edge). Please factor this into your final width. Most sheets are very clean and nice. The heartwood may contain several pin holes but they are scarce and most pieces do not have any. We will tape the ends of the flitches to protect them and carefully package for shipping. The sheet is sliced at 1/32" thick but due to shrinkage, the sheets will be thinner than listed. EACH SHEET SOLD SEPARATELY: 1 SHEET INCLUDED
This FAS grade material is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. It is free of any defects except a minor check or blemish (99% free of defect or better!). Board Sizes: Length: 9 to 12 Ft. Width: 4 to 10" Thickness: 7/8".
192.0 lb|103-7/8" x 42" max. (down to 33-7/16") x 1-11/16"
This exceptional African Sapele lumber is kiln dried, surfaced on two sides, and ready to use. Common uses for this high end material are guitars, ukuleles, and other fine woodworking projects such as furniture and boxes. A beautiful, tight “Pomelle” figure is present in most boards. This is the most figured Sapele lumber we’ve had in 20 years! If you are looking for something outstanding for your next exotic wood project, this African Sapele is an alluring choice! This slab has a rustic live edge with checks and splits. There are some planer skips visible on the face and a small scuff on the live edge. It also has a 3" end split opposite end of the numbers. This piece has incredible figuring and could be used for guitars, tables, and many many more projects!
This superior batch of figured Bubinga has a range of beautiful pomelle figure, chatoyance, and violet streaks with rich burgundy color. Suitable for high end, fine woodworking projects, this kiln dried and surfaced material is ideal for many uses. Though it is kiln dried, there may be a slight bit of residual moisture present in some pieces. Some blanks may have a small end check, but the material is very clean. Bubinga ships to the USA only.
Piquiarana, a large, dense, South American hardwood, is ideally suited for a large table or bar top. Figured live edges add character and beauty to this unique species. This slab has been vacuum kiln dried and planed on two sides. There may be areas of minor planer hit/miss. Both faces contain inclusions. Drying checks and splits are present on both faces and ends. Specific gravity is 0.72, as compared to Walnut at 0.55, making this a very durable choice for a high traffic area. Enjoy creating a lovely project with this splendid South American beauty! 1/8" bow and twist. This piece has end checks and splits present. There are some checks on the faces as well. Epoxy resin will be needed to fill checks and voids. There will be inclusions present as well as surface and end checks and splits. This item must be shipped freight.
Our state of the art facility is over 15,000 sq. ft. and produces world class live edged table tops, mantles, timbers, lumber, turning blanks, book matched sets, musical instruments, burl caps, burl blanks, and more!