Thuya Burl Wood

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
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Thuya is a chatoyant burl wood that grows across the Atlas Mountains region of western Africa and southern Spain. It's color ranges from a golden brown to dark brown, and features many "eyes" that do not pose problems when turning, sanding, or finishing. Grain can be wild or swirled, and the wood is dense. Gives off a pleasant cedar like smell when sanding. Sealant is recommended after finishing.

Blocks measure approximately 5" x 1-1/2" x 1".
Bookmatching scales are sold as a pair, each being approximately 5" x 1-1/2" x 3/8".
Pen blanks are approximately 5" x 3/4" x 3/4"

Additional photos are used for illustration purposes. Actual item sold is ONE block, or one PAIR of scales, or ONE pen blank.

Every single piece of Thuya Burl is unique. No two blocks, scales, or pen blanks are identical. The ends of the block have been coated with a thin layer of wax to protect the end grain.

This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern. However, the small subpopulations in Malta and Spain are both regionally endangered.

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Europe 1-3 weeks
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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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