Amboyna Burl

amboyna burl wood figured

Common Name(s): Narra, Amboyna (burl)

Scientific Name: Pterocarpus indicus

Distribution: Southeast Asia

Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 41 lbs/ft3 (655 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .54, .66

Janka Hardness: 1,260 lbf (5,620 N)

Amboyna Burl, a tropical hardwood burl, is one of the most striking burls, Amboyna Burl is an exotic wood that is one of about 60 in the Pterocarpus genus, which is reported to consist of small to large trees distributed throughout the tropics. Pterocarpus indicus is reported to be indigenous to Malaysia, but is also found in the Philippines, Borneo, Burma, New Guinea, and the Malay Archipelago. Amboyna Burl is great for wooden rings and intricate pieces like jewelry. It is great for wood wedding rings and wooden wedding bands.

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