Myrtle Burl is one of our specialty woods, as it is grown and harvested right here in our home state of Oregon, hand selected by us, trucked to our yard, and carefully milled in our facility. Myrtle wood is renowned throughout the Pacific Northwest for its excellent machining and finishing properties as well as its beautiful color, spicy aroma, and figure. Also known as Bay Laurel, California Olive, Pepper wood, or Spice tree, this versatile hardwood grows only in Oregon and Northernmost California. Colors range drastically even in the same log so that a range from golden yellow, green, black, brown, tan, and violet can exist. Each blank is unique, making each project a one of a kind. Burl or fiddleback is a rare quality that very few Myrtle trees possess. Myrtle wood is great for the beginner and expert alike.
This lumber was cut from a large colorful log with exquisite cluster burl and fiddleback! This wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Boards have been selected for the maximum amount of figure. There is 90% or better usable wood in every board. Some may have up to 3 or 4 checks that can be anything from hairline to 2-3” in length. There are some knots present with checks (look for black dots or larger black areas in photos. These are either pin knots or bark incursions). If you are not able to work with a few natural defects please refrain from this highly figured batch. Some of this material is ideal for bass or electric guitars. If you are an instrument maker and are curious to know if a piece fits a certain size template please call us at 1-541-273-0925 and we would be more than happy to check!
Solid spalted chocolate center. 2" x 2" x 1/4" incursions on one face. There are several small bark incursions and some surface checking. USA customers only or $20.00 for removing bark by hand for international customers.