buy amboyna burl at hearne hardwoods inc


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

Characteristics of Amboyna

Origin of Wood Type Asia
Botanical Name Pterocarpus indicus
Specific Gravity 0.66
Avg. Weight Per BF 6 lb/ bf
Color Range Yellow- Gold- Bright Red- Brown
Rarity / Availability Rare
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

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Sample Pictures of Amboyna

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.