Griffin Exotic Wood

Figured woods (various types)


This is the exciting page for various figured woods that just don't fit somewhere else.  We will have an ever changing inventory, and most are here because they are available only occasionally or just once.  Usually there are not many pieces available, so if you like what you see be sure to buy what you want soon as they may go quickly. Read the whole description to get the facts on what is being sold, dried pieces will say "dried", stabilized pieces will say "stabilized" etc. Might be noted somewhere in the description or the item.

Grading explanation for figured wood:
Gallery grade minus (gg-) is a nicely figured piece that has some figure scattered around, not tight or all over figure
Gallery grade (gg) is a highly figured piece of wood. It has very high and intense figure on at least two parallel sides, or very good figure on 3 or 4 sides.
Gallery grade PLUS (gg+) is a piece with rare intense figure that appears on all 4 surfaces of a square. Usually uncommon to rare.



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  Some very rare burls for one time sale.  The East Indian laurel burl ( Litsea glutinosa)is super hard to find, and we just found one block good enough to make these pieces since we've been in business (2003) and we have no way to get more.  NOTES: The Chechen Burl (piece D only) is stabilized with resin.   Piece F, the Phillipine ebony burl ( diospyros phillipenensis) is super rare too, very hard to find any pieces of quality for sale anywhere.  This is the only one we have.      Current moisture around 7-10%  in these.     

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
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Chechen Burl
piece E
1 5/8 x 2.75 x 5.75 inches

Price: $76.00



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  Laos Ironwood burl from Laos.  Rare as Laos has stopped exports 4/5 years of all types of wood coming from the country.  These were all dried many years.  They need to be dried very slowly over an extended time because they are so heavy.   It is the nature of this burl to be very dense and it always has numerous little holes and bark inclusions.  We cut around the biggest ones and fill the rest with superglue.  Expect to have to do some super gluing on the inside, though I have spent a great deal of time to minimize your trouble.  They are worth it as they are unique, rare and super dense.      Current moisture around 10%       

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
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Laos Ironwood Burl
piece 3
1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches

Price: $30.00



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After long term drying these pieces are now ready for you.   Pieces 1-3 came from the same slab, 4-5 are also siblings.   Laos Olive is rarely seen anywhere, and it took a number of years to dry it carefully as faster drying is likely to cause cracks.  Bay laurel looks a little more blue grey than the photo above.  All were soaked in superglue which was then sanded off again .

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Sindora Burl
piece 1
Dried
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 10 1/8 inches

Price: $74.00











































































































































































































































































































































 


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