Australian Salmon Gum Burl (Brown Goldfield Burl)
Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, its rarity also adds expense. It is very sought after. Burl wood is very hard to work with hand tools or on a lathe because its grain is twisted and interlocked, causing it to chip and chatter unpredictably. This “wild grain” makes burl wood extremely dense and resistant to splitting. The wood is hard and dense and may not be affected by stabilization. Wood is medium-dark brown with swirly eyes.