The Burl Hunter #3: Big Big Big Maple Burl!

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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 02-28-2013 03:30 PM 5585 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey all my friends,

I was contacted by a home owner who said they have a maple burl and was I interested.
We after 6 hours of planning cutting and then the crane, the monster burl is in our yard.

My wife Theresa is there to show the sheer size of this burl.

8’ diameter and 10,000 lbs. Wow. So I need your help. do you know of a mall, hotel, lodge or resort that would like this as a display piece or large lamp post?

We will be pressure washing the bark off and can hollow it out for the client.

$6000 as is!

Any hoo I just wanted to show the big burl I got yesterday.

Be blessed

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 03:32 PM


-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 03:35 PM

Wow…What an awesome and Humongous burl.

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 04:10 PM

the only problem i see is that you have not5 sent me any….....beautiful stuff

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 04:44 PM

Hi Greg. My wife said you had enough there to send a piece to every LJ member! I thought that was a good idea, especially if it’s post paid.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 05:03 PM


-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 05:06 PM

No words to describe the jealousy…

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 07:13 PM

This is humongous and you will get a lot of blanks from it! Awesome!!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 02-28-2013 07:18 PM

I am thinking I am going to make a Dubai Lamp out of it! Say worth $100,000. LOL
Hate to cut this one up.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#9 posted 02-28-2013 07:30 PM

So what happened to the lower half? Is it still in the ground? (Assuming this was the top half of the root crown.)


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#10 posted 02-28-2013 08:08 PM

What a magnificent specimen! I need a longer bibb to catch the drool!

I could use it in my front yard! If I had it enclosed in a controlled tropical setting I would achor a collection of orchids on it, or maybe carve it as a sculpture with jungle creatures all over it.

Please let us know what happens to this beauty.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 03-01-2013 04:43 AM


$6000 sounds like a deal. Throw in free shipping (to Wisconsin) and unloading it and we’ll take it!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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