|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 03-01-2010 11:37 PM||1258 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
03-01-2010 11:37 PM
I was curious so I placed an order for some Kauri wood. This is wood that has been recovered from the bottom of a bog in New Zealand and the wood is, allegedly, 30,000 to 50,000 years old. As I said – I was curious.
Maybe it will really look like something special after I have applied a finish to it but, as a few pieces of dry wood setting in a box, this wood is quite dull. It’s a light tan color and there is not much grain to be seen.
The shipment came with 5 copies of an attractive and colorful brochure that explains what Kauri is and 5 copies of an attractive certificate of authenticity. When I make something to sell or give away, I will include a brochure and a certificate of authenticity. That, in itself, will make it something special.
If curious, I spent about $100 for about 4 board feet. I’ve spent more per board feet for some woods (Ebony, Pink Ivory, and a few others) but those were really pretty woods.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.