English Elm burl. Anyone work with this wood? + photos.

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Forum topic by EricRFP posted 01-02-2010 05:56 AM 3548 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2010 05:56 AM

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I milled a couple of English Elm burls about 2 years ago. The burls cost me an arm and a leg. It’s super beautiful wood. I tried several ways to dry the wood and it always seems to have open burl eyes. Most of the veneer I’ve seen also has lots of open burl eyes. I think this is a Red Elm.

What is your experience with this wood?


This billet is 16”x9 5/8”x 2 1/8”.



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#1 posted 01-03-2010 08:26 AM

Have never worked with it, but sure would like to. That is some beautifull wood.


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#2 posted 01-03-2010 08:49 AM

Here’s our resident burl expert.

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