Madrone Burl

Madrone  (Arbutus menziesii)


Common names:  Madrone, madrona, arbousier madrono, Arbousier d’Amérique.


Distribution : Western coast of North America


Color/appearance : Color tends to be a cream or pinkish brown color, but can also have dark red patches. Madrone is known for its burl veneer, which has many closely-packed clusters of knots and swirled grain.


Janka hardness: 1,460 lbf


Density: 4.16 lbf


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 5.6%

Tangential (width): 12.4%,

Volumetric (total): 18.1%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.2


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Madrone.


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Common Uses: Veneer, turned objects, and other small specialty objects.


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