Imperial Madrone Burl Pen Blanks

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For a wood so prized for its veneer quality, NW Imperial madrone burl pen blanks are excellent examples of this truly exotic species. As an over-sized 1″ highly figured burl pen blank, we hand select the pieces chosen to be cut down to this size. The beauty of the madrone burl figure and its ability to take on an incredible shine is why its found in high end furniture, as inlay pieces, or used by a few of our pool cue manufacturing customers in custom pool cues.

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Description

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, we’ve worked over decades and developed our unique pressure cooking/kiln drying process to mitigate its volumetric shrinkage and offer it in every purposed blank we sell. As a species that grows only along the inland valleys and coastal ranges from Northern California up to British Columbia, it’s one of few true 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 a few of our pool cue manufacturing customers in very expensive custom pool cues. We also provide this beloved species to some of our guitar manufacturing customers as laminates on electric guitars, or as solid bodies in both regular and bass guitars. 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″ +/-**

Additional information

Weight .13 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 1 × 1 in
Length

4", 5", 6"

Our Process

Our unique way of pressure cooking and kiln drying the wood allows for the least amount of volumetric shrinkage and maximum natural stability of each piece. This proprietary process was developed over 40+ years; many of which was through simple trial and error. Today, through our process using specific temperatures, psi and durations of time, we consistently produce some of the straightest, internally sound and beautiful burl and figured hardwood blanks on the market. Our large manufacturing customers truly depend on this consistency for their pool cue, guitar or knife blanks. Try one of our products and see how we compare to others.