Amboyna Burl

Pterocarpus indicus Amboyna may also be called: Kiabooca or Angsana. Originally emanating from the Island of Amboyna, it is also from Borneo and other South East Asian countries. The name Kiabooca means twisted wood which refers to the burls that are produced. Once available in quantity in the Empire period from 1804 through 1815. Used primarily for furniture. Amboyna has become a rarity that is very scarce and is even difficult to obtain in veneer form in America. The wood is dense and course making it difficult to work and finish. Despite the shortcomings of the workability of this species it turns satisfactorily and takes a nice high polish. Amboyna is The World’s most popular and sought after burl thus leading to a short supply.

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Amboyna Burl Cut Off

W34592
$32.50
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W34592 specs:
3 lbs. 11″ max. x 9″ (down to 4″) x 1-1/8″ (down to 1/16″)

Pterocarpus indicus  Amboyna may also be called: Kiabooca or Angsana.  Originally emanating from the Island of Amboyna, it is also from Borneo and other South East Asian countries.  The name Kiabooca means twisted wood which refers to the  burls that are produced.  Once available in quantity in the Empire period from 1804 through 1815; used primarily for furniture inlays and panels.  Amboyna has become a rarity that is very scarce and is even difficult to obtain in veneer form in America.  The wood is dense and somewhat course; use sharp tools for best results.  It turns and finishes well, taking a glass-like nice high natural polish.  Amboyna is The World’s most popular and sought after burl thus leading to a short supply.

Natural edges and incursions are present in these cut offs. All pieces are shaped irregular. Dry and ready to use. Ideal for intarsia, inlay, pen blanks, letter openers, etc. Please expect defects that you will need to work around. Piece will have checks as well. We do our best to measure these cut offs and we measure the maximum and the minimum. Sold AS IS.