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 forboxes, 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.