Burmese Sal is an Asian species (scientific name: Shorea Leprosula) that grows from Peninsular Thailand throughout the Malay Peninsula (excluding the seasonal area), Sumatera, Bangka and Borneo. Trees grown to as tall 180' high and up to 36" diameter; the bark is greyish brown, shallowly fissured, and V-shaped. The outer bark is a dull purple brown, rather hard & brittle while the inner bark is fibrous and a dull brown or yellowish brown grading to pale at the cambium. The sapwood is pale or cream with heartwood that ranges from dark red or light red to brown. Burls are typically grown in the air but some grow in the ground. The wood is easy to work with sharp power tools and takes a good finish when sanded.
Bug holes, splits, checks, and incursions. Nice live edge.