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
Avg. Weight Per BF
6 lb/ bf
Yellow- Gold- Bright Red- Brown
Rarity / Availability
Typical Avg. Width
4″ to 36″
Typical Avg. Length
1′ to 3′
Avg. Waste Factor
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.