Imperial Madrone Burl Pen Blanks are the finest examples of madrone burl found in this size. With their over-sized 1″ square size, we hand select the pieces chosen to be suitable for dozens of applications.. As a wood so prized for its veneer quality, NW Imperial madrone burl pen blanks are excellent examples of this truly exotic species. The under utilization of Madrone burl stems from its naturally unstable characteristics. However, over decades we’ve worked through trial and error to develop our unique pressure cooking/kiln drying process to mitigate its volumetric shrinkage allowing it to dry in a much more even fashion. As a species that grows only along the inland valleys and coastal ranges from Northern California up to British Columbia, it’s one of the few truly Pacific Northwestern species. The beauty of its figure and its ability to take on an incredible shine is why its found in high end furniture, as inlay pieces, or used by our pool cue manufacturing customers in the custom pool cues they produce. We also provide this beloved species to some of our guitar manufacturing customers for electric guitar tops. Try one of our madrone burl pen blanks and see for yourself how ours compare to the rest.
**Please note the square may vary 1/8″ +/-**