Woodcraft Woodshop - Big Leaf Maple Burl 2.5" x 10" x 10"
Big leaf Maple Burl (Acer macrophyllum) has figure consisting of swirly, unpredictable grain patterns with light to dark variations of cream brown to dark brown color. Natural edges, bark...
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Item 153212Model Maple Burl 2.5x4
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Item 153214Model Maple Burl 2.5x8
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Item 149760Model BE AAA 1.5X1.5X5"
- Unpredicatable grain patterns
- May have Natural Edge
- Finishes well
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Instructions / MSDS
Articles & Blogs
During last year’s WoodExpo 2011 at the New England Home Show, we featured a blog on Kevin Mack Fine Furniture. Kevin is located in Malden, Massachusetts and can also be found online at
www.kevinmackfinefurniture.net. The Mack attack is back at the 2012 show with 5 new fantastic entries showing off his creativity and woodworking expertise. The main goal for all 5 pieces was to create 3 color tones in each piece.
Burl is lacking
Over the years, I've bought a lot from Woodcraft, both online and from our local store. I have always been very pleased with Woodcraft quality. I've also bought a lot of burl wood for turning, but none of it from Woodcraft. For a turning project that I had planned, I decided to buy a piece of big leaf maple burl from Woodcraft. The first piece that I received had less than 10% burl. I was not happy and called customer service. They responded immediately and sent a replacement piece suggesting that it would be heavily burled. The replacement piece was better but it was no more than 25% burl. I used it, and the final product looks good. The burl, however, is nothing like what's picture and not nearly as good as it should be.