Thuya Burl

Tetraclinis articulata

This comes from the Atlas mountains in Morocco and has a beautiful golden chatoyance. Its color varies from a rich, lustrous golden brown to nearly black. Thuya burl is hard and dense with a high oil content, but tends to be brittle. The eyes, perfectly round, are scattered about in some burls like the figure in bird's-eye maple; in others they are grouped as islands. Due to it's desert occurrence, the wood sometimes contains small defects or inclusions but most can be repaired with cyanoacrylate (super) glues. A rare species, this exquisite wood is used for inlays, small boxes, turnery, and precious objects.

Item Number: W38492

A 1 11/16-1 3/4 x up to 4 7/8 x up to 5 7/8"
B 1 11/16-1 13/16 x up to 7 1/2 x up to 7 3/4"
C 1 11/16-1 3/4 x up to 7 1/4 x up to 9 1/2"