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  • Arbutus Birds Eye Burl Box
  • Arbutus Birds Eye Burl Box
  • Arbutus Birds Eye Burl Box
  • Arbutus Birds Eye Burl Box
  • Arbutus Birds Eye Burl Box
  • Arbutus Birds Eye Burl Box
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Arbutus Birds Eye Burl Box

This rare Arbutus root burl was found growing at the base on an arbutus tree from a construction site on an island off of Vancouver Island. The tree trunk diameter from where it grew was only 4" across, the burl itself was huge, close to 3000 lbs. Every method and ingenuity was used to remove the burl from the ground, from pulling, prying, burning and finally chainsaw cutting it out in pieces. The hardness of the wood made it difficult to burn and 12 chainsaw blades later, the job was done. The wood was then buried for three years, stabilizing the arbutus wood so it could be worked with.

Finished to a lustrous high finish, a rich deep birds eye grain shines forth as a true gem of the forest. Original burn marks left on the box are intriguing, enriching this unique piece of wood's story.

Interior dimensions are 11 3/4" L x 4 1/4" - 6 3/4" W x 2 1/2" deep. The floor is lined in a soft dark brown faux fur.

The bottom of the box is covered in leather for furniture protection.

 

 

 

 

Product code: 120-129t
Medium: Arbutus Birds Eye Burl
Length: 18"
Width: 10"
Height: 4 1/2"

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