Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
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
Michael T Shue
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