Thursday, March 14, 2013

Burmese Padauk [Amboyna Burl] (Pterocarpus Macrocarpus)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names: Dragon's Blood Amboyna Burl

Found in SE Asia, these members of the Fabaceae family (Pterocarpus) can grow to 60-80 feet in height and 2-3 feet in diameter. .

Color is Orange to deep reds.

Course texture, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .75-.87. Avg. Dry Weight:  54 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Musical Instruments, Flooring and turnings.

Dragon's Blood Amboyna Burl

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