Red Mallee burl is an incredible species with vivid color and figure. This native Australian timber has a distinctive mix of pink, red, and violet heartwood with contrasting white sapwood. The wood is dense and easily yields a smooth, durable finish with light sanding. This rare lumber offers a natural artistic palette for any artisan. Burl squares and bowl blanks have tight figure and colors that are ideal for boxes, spindles, pens, knives, and other fine articles. Burl eyes may develop incursions but are generally very small and limited to the sapwood. Be prepared to fill the incursions with epoxy or a mixture of epoxy and minerals like Turquoise or other fine choices which can be found on our website.
All of this wood has been air dried for a year and has lost roughly half of the original moisture. Moisture is still present in the larger pieces but the smaller pieces are dry or close to dry. A small check, live edge, bark incursion, or other small defect may be present and will generally turn away when worked. Please see photos for checks on faces. This is an amazing opportunity to pick up some very rare wood. We are limited to the stock on hand so purchase quickly to guarantee you get a piece of this amazing wood!
Ideal for a large free-from hand carved bowl.