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10-16-2012 01:04 AM

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 10-16-2012 03:05 PM

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 10-16-2012 04:26 PM

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 10-16-2012 06:44 PM

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 10-23-2012 02:38 AM

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

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#5 posted 10-24-2012 03:42 PM

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

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