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645 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: burl cherry maple cedar birch

How do you price a burl? I’ve seen so many ways:
by weight?
by size?
by species?

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#1 posted 645 days ago

Yes to all the above, and by quality.

Personally, when I was interested in making decorative small wooden boxes, about 20 years ago, my size needs were modest, so quality and species were the most important issues regarding the price I would consider paying.

Hope that helps.

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#2 posted 645 days ago

Yes, to all of the above +1.

Depends upon woodworkers and industries your business caters too and amount of processing you do to burls. Many wholesale wood vendors buy burls and other wood by the pound, whether domestic or exotic. Burls never cheap to buy unless buying highly figured wood sold as burls. People that do not know difference paying more than should.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 644 days ago

Seen on the news the other day I believe it was in Boston a guy was cutting the burls off the trees all the city . Was arrested had a shop on apartment.

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#4 posted 638 days ago

There is a user on here called Oregon Burls…PM him he might be able to help out.

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#5 posted 637 days ago

There isnt a standard way to price a burl. People charge whatever they think they can get for the wood.

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