Masur Birch Bargain Box

Betula alba

Also called Alpine Burl or Karelian Burl after the Finnish province of Karelia where it is often found. The high figure found in this wood is caused when the tree heals the damage done by an invasive boring beetle. The beetle infestation leaves the trees stunted and sometimes deformed but produces wood with small twists and swirls that highlight the darker, burly figure. Rare.

Our bargain boxes contain the mill ends and cut offs from producing the other products that are on our website. The pieces in this box may contain defects.

Net weight is 7.25 lbs.
Box size is 6 x 6 x 20".

Item Number: SP3291

$35.00
various sizes x x

European Pearwood Bargain Box of Nice Pieces

Pyrus communis

Almost all Pearwood imported into the U.S.A. has been steamed to bring out a more pinkish-red color and to prevent drying stresses. Formerly the wood was used for carving, turning, drawing instruments, wood engravings, textile printing blocks, and tool handles. Stained black it is an excellent substitute for Ebony. Contemporary uses include woodwinds such as recorders, furniture, kitchen accessories, jewelry and other boxes, and architectural uses such as paneling and doors.

This box contains pieces that were milled for our website. There wasn't quantity enough to photograph alone, so they were grouped and put into this box. These pieces should all be of good quality and are not the cut offs and mill ends normally sold in our bargain boxes.

Net weight is 10.5 lbs.
Box size is 3 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 14"

Item Number: SP3290

$60.00
various sizes x x

Snakewood Bargain Box

Piratinera guianensis

Also called Letterwood and Leopardwood. Color: dark red to reddish brown with irregular black speckles or stripes. Fine textured and highly lustrous. Very hard and heavy, 75-84 lbs/cu ft. Takes a beautiful finish. Very rare and very expensive. Guyana and Surinam.

Our bargain boxes contain the mill ends and cut offs from producing the other products that are on our website. The pieces in this box may contain defects.

Net weight is 16 lbs.
Box size is 6 x 6 x 20".

Item Number: SP3289

$85.00
various sizes x x

Camphor Burl Bargain Box

Cinnamomum sp.

This rare burl is from S.E. Asia and is seldom seen on the world market. It is fine-grained and varies in color from a light reddish-brown to almost scarlet. It is easy to work and has a very pungent, spicy scent. For a burl it is remarkably stable. Green to partially air dried.

Our bargain boxes contain the mill ends and cut offs from producing the other products that are on our website. The pieces in this box may contain defects.

Net weight is 12.75 lbs.
Box size is 6 x 6 x 20".

Item Number: SP3259

$35.00
various sizes x x

Camphor Burl Bargain Box

Cinnamomum sp.

This rare burl is from S.E. Asia and is seldom seen on the world market. It is fine-grained and varies in color from a light reddish-brown to almost scarlet. It is easy to work and has a very pungent, spicy scent. For a burl it is remarkably stable. Green to partially air dried.

Our bargain boxes contain the mill ends and cut offs from producing the other products that are on our website. The pieces in this box may contain defects.

Net weight is 13.5 lbs.
Box size is 6 x 6 x 20".

Item Number: SP3256

$35.00
various sizes x x

Wenge Bargain Box

Millettia laurentii

Most Wenge comes from the interior of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), and is floated to market on the Congo river. It is fairly hard and heavy with a medium to coarse texture. The heartwood is very dark brown with fine, nearly parallel black veining. Very rich looking when finished. Kiln-dried.

Our bargain boxes contain the mill ends and cut offs from producing the other products that are on our website. The pieces in this box may contain defects.

Net weight is 15.5 lbs.
Box size is 6 x 6 x 20".

Item Number: SP3245

$30.00
various sizes x x