MANZANITA BURL (ROOT WOOD) FOR WOODCRAFT PROJECTS-N1475-76 For Sale
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MANZANITA BURL (ROOT WOOD) FOR WOODCRAFT PROJECTS-N1475-76:
YOU ARE BUYING A 11 oz. PIECE OF MANZANITA BURL (ROOT WOOD) WHICH MEASURES 5 1/4" LONG AND 3" WIDE. NICE PIECE FOR VARIOUS WOODCRAFT PROJECTS.THE
PICTURE(S) ARE TAKEN IN FULL SUNLIGHT SO THERE MAY BE A DIFFERENCE WITH INSIDE
LIGHT. WE WILL COMBINE SHIPMENTS TO SAVE ON COSTS. SHIPPING WILL BE
THE LEAST EXPENSIVE (USPS) OR UPS DEPENDING ON YOUR POSTAL (ZIP) CODE.
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Manzanita Burl-The root of a woody haparral plant indigenous to
California mountains, Manzanita's unique colors and unusual shapes provide an
ideal medium for craft persons to display and sell their work.. Manzanita's
one-of-a-kind look makes these bases the preferred choice among buyers for
craft projects, florist, fish tanks, reptile cages and many other use’s in the
garden or home.Burls yield
a very peculiar and highly figured wood, one prized for its beauty by many; its
rarity also adds to its expense. It is sought after by people such as furniture
makers, artists, and wood sculptors. There are a number of well-known types of
burls (each from a particular species); these are highly valued and used as
veneers in furniture, inlay in doors, picture frames, household objects,
automobile interior paneling and tro, and woodturning. The famous birdseye
maple superficially resembles the wood of a burl but is something else
entirely. Burl wood is very hard to work in a lathe or with hand tools because
its grain is misshapen and not straight.
are more highly prized than others, including ones originating in rural areas
in central Massachusetts, northeast Connecticut, and as far south as
Philadelphia. Some types display an explosion of sorts which causes the grain
to grow erratically, and it is these burls that the artist prizes over all
other types. These spectacular patterns enhance the beauty of wood sculptures,
furniture, and other artistic productions. Burls are harvested by a variety of
methods. Special attention should be
given the manzanita burl which is native to California for its beautiful knotty
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