Rare Camphor Burl
Camphor Burl 11-22-16

Camphor Burl, Cinnamumum camphor, is a rare burl from Southeast Asia that is highly prized. Camphor burl is very stable, requiring little special care in its conversion from large wet burls to cut blanks; unlike the majority of other burl species where the burls are very delicate requiring years of knowledge and experience to carefully cut and season. Camphor burl is usually available in veneer form and occasionally blocks and squares. We sell a lot of camphor burl for electric guitars as it makes a delightful top! The wood has a strong fragrance of root beer which is typically either loved or despised. Most like the smell although it can be very strong with green stock. This material was cut from two large burl pieces and one very large burl cap. It is freshly cut with moisture, but dries very quickly in turning sizes with little degrade. Some checks, cracks, and incursions are present in a few pieces, but overall, this is excellent quality with good burl and/or figure in most. Some checks may develop as the wood dries. Pieces are fully wax sealed unless noted. Since the wood is aromatic, your cut offs can be stored in an open box to freshen the air in your shop!

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