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Origin of Wood Type:
Botanical Name:
Pterocarpus indicus
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
6 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Yellow- Gold- Bright Red- Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Typical Avg. Width:
4" to 36"
Typical Avg. Length:
1' to 3'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Wood Turning, Panels, Wood Carving, Aircraft / Automobile, Knife Handles, Pool Cues, Veneer and many other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Burl, Turning Blocks

Other Trade Names:

Amboyna Burr, Amboyna Burl, Philippine Paduak, Solomon’s Paduak, Papua New Guinea Rosewood, Narra Burl


One of the most exotic burls of the world, used mostly for high-end veneers. This is the burl found on the dashboard of the Mercedes Mai Bock.
The color is usually somewhere in the reddish brown range but can swing into gold.
Amboyna burls are found on Narra and Paduak trees in South East Asia.
This treasure was once horded by Chinese Emperors and never permitted for commoners.
*One of the most rare and expensive burls
*Used for knife handles and reel seats

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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