Extra Fancy Redwood Lace Burl

Extra Fancy Redwood Lace Burl

Redwood Burl 11-11-16

Redwood is in the family of the largest living trees that have ever been on planet earth! Coastal redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) are the tallest trees but their cousin, the giant Sequoia (Sequoia gigantium) take the record for the largest living tree in the World. In the mid 1800's logging operations commenced in the forests where these beautiful trees grow, leaving behind a path of stumps and logs that were deemed unusable. Today, stumps and logs less than 16' long are being extracted from these areas. Most of this salvaged wood still produces solid wood that has been aged and slowly dried over a hundred or more years. Redwood is suitable for large tables, bar tops, mantles, cabinets, Guitar tops, and turnings. Figured boards are sometimes available with flamed fiddle back or burl eyes and can produce beautiful bass or electric guitars. Our Redwood is all salvaged. These pieces came from a massive 6,000-pound burl! There are grades ranging from standard all the way to exhibition grade. The wood in this special is all kiln dried and may have wax sealed ends.  Small checks or incursions are present in the burl eyes. Redwood is soft and easily dents so care must be taken before you finish it. For best results, use a finish with a hardener in it.  The photos of this Redwood were taken in natural lighting with a simulated clear finish (this is what the wood looks like after a clear glossy finish has been applied). Due to the nature of burls there may be up to a 3/16” bow in the longest pieces. This easily lays flat with minimal pressure.

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