One-of-a-kind, Spalted Wormy Madrone Burl

One-of-a-kind, Spalted Wormy Madrone Burl

Madrone is known as Strawberry tree, Madrona, or Madrone burl. This is a unique Pacific hardwood that has pink & tan colors with an occasional red streak. Trees are typically 10 up to 30 diameter and between 40-70 tall. Trunks are smooth as silk due to the tree shedding its bark continually. Logs are rarely straight so lumber over 10 long is a rarity. Random trees growing in mixed stands of Douglas fir produce the best lumber as the trunk is long and relatively strait. Trees in the open are much bushier with many limbs that will not produce good lumber. Burls grow almost exclusively underground and must be dug up sometimes by hand and then pressure cooked and milled. Madrone trees often grow in areas that have many rocks so our sawyers have their hands full milling around the rocks and dirt pockets that are present in every burl. This is an expensive process, due to the labor involved and the large number of saw blades that are destroyed during milling. This batch of Madrone burl blanks was cut from whole burls that were slowly spalted over the past 4-5 years, yielding beautiful spalting with burl & figure in a range of golden tan, browns, black streaks, and reds. Some blanks have a very unique light tan and blue/grey color. You can expect a range of unique color/figure/burl patterns; each piece is a one-of-a-kind.

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