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WTB: Burls
« on: November 12, 2004, 05:38:59 AM »
We are always looking for suppliers of high quality burl stock.  Whole burls are what we prefer to purchase when possible, but slabs are fine if these have been dried and are at least 2+" thick and flat.

 We are most interested in Big Leaf Maple, Myrtle, Cherry and Walnut burl, but Box Elder and others may be off interest too.  Digital photos of the burls are great for us to see what we are buying.  We prefer to purchase in 1000 lbs lots or more to lessen our freight costs.

 We are looking for "eye burl", not the "onion peel burl" types like Oak and Ash generally produce.  Onion peel burl looks like the layers of an onion when its cut open.  Eye burl looks like small eyes in the surface of the slabs.  When the bark has been removed from a burl, the surface will look like small sharp spines.  The more concentrated the spines, the better.

 Cherry and Walnut rarely produce a great deal of eye burl, but these are still of interest due to their color.  Somewhat uniform shapes are always preferred, but if the burls are large enough, this is not an issue (100 lbs or more).

 Minimum sizes of cut burl caps would be 5" thick and at least basketball diameter in size after removal from trunk.

 Please feel free to call me on my cell phone anytime at (972)658-2130.  I am in the office generally in the late afternoons and can be reached at our toll-free number (866-Mr.Woods) after 3PM on most days.  If I am away, please leave ayour name and phone number with the guys and I will call you at my earliest convenience.
All the best,

Michael Mastin
McKinney Hardwood Lumber
McKinney, TX

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