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Thuya Burl Avg Dry Wgt (?): 42 lbs/ft3 (670 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness (?): 1155lbf (5138 N) | Specific Gravity (?): 0.67

Thuya Burl Overview


Thuya Burl is an exotic wood that the Greeks named thuya, meaning sacrifice, because they used an oil distilled from it as incense in their religious ceremonies. Some churches still use it and as sandarac oil it is valued for medicinal uses. The burls are as beautiful as they are fragrant and the Greeks and Romans vied with each other over furniture made from them. Thuya trees, along with cedars and oaks, once covered the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco, but because of over cutting, large areas have been treeless for hundreds of years. Thuya burl is fairly firm and dense with a high oil content, but tends to be brittle. Its color varies from a rich, lustrous golden brown to nearly black. The eyes, perfectly round, are scattered about in some burls like the figure in bird's-eye maple; in others they are grouped as islands. An exquisite wood, today it is used for inlays, small boxes, turnery, and precious objects.

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Thuya Burl Exotic Wood


Tropical Hardwood


Fine to medium


Interlocked, fine


Not Known


Rich golden-brown


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Thuya Burl Wood Blanks

Exotic Wood Blanks: Below you will find stock sizes of Thuya Burl exotic wood blanks. To view all of the available sizes of Thuya Burl please click the "All" link below.

Thuya Burl <strong>Thuya Burl - 3/4" x 3/4" x 4-3/4" </strong><br />-This is a stock photo and actual color or grain may vary-
Sale! Was $6.00
3/4" x 3/4" x 4-3/4" Yes $4.50
Thuya Burl <strong>Thuya Burl - 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" </strong><br />-This is a stock photo and actual color or grain may vary-
Sale! Was $6.75
3/4" x 3/4" x 5" Yes $5.06
Thuya Burl <strong>Thuya Burl - 3/4" x 3/4" x 6" </strong><br />-This is a stock photo and actual color or grain may vary-
Sale! Was $8.25
3/4" x 3/4" x 6" Yes $6.19
Thuya Burl <strong>Thuya Burl - 1" x 1" x 6" </strong><br />-This is a stock photo and actual color or grain may vary-
Sale! Was $9.00
1" x 1" x 6" Yes $6.75
Thuya Burl <strong>Thuya Burl - 1" x 2" x 4-3/4" </strong><br />-This is a stock photo and actual color or grain may vary-
Sale! Was $15.00
1" x 2" x 4-3/4" Yes $11.25

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Thuya Burl Hand-Pick

Hand-Pick Exotic Wood Boards: What you see is what you get! Browse our ever-changing selection of Thuya Burl exotic wood boards and hand-pick the one that suits your needs!


Thuya Burl

1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 18"

Thuya Burl

PKK#:29003 Thuya Burl | PKK#: 29003


Thuya Burl

2-5/8" x 4-5/16" x 4-5/16"

Thuya Burl

PKK#:23966 Thuya Burl | PKK#: 23966


Thuya Burl

1-11/16" x 1-11/16" x 11-3/4"

Thuya Burl

PKK#:26969 Thuya Burl | PKK#: 26969


Thuya Burl

2-5/8" x 4-1/4" x 4-1/4"

Thuya Burl

PKK#:23962 Thuya Burl | PKK#: 23962


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