Pod 2 ~ Walnut & Chilean Laurel Burl
The name of this piece is Pod 2
The dimensions are 5.5" wide, 4" high, 5" deep.
Type of wood used in this piece is Walnut with Chilean Laurel Burl on the drawer front, The drawers are lined with suede material. There are no stains or dyes, rather only a protective finish, to enhance the natural wood color.
Walnut Characteristics: There is a distinct difference in color between the nearly white sapwood of walnut and the heartwood, which ranges in color from a deep, rich dark, almost chocolate brown to a purplish black. The wood often has a purplish cast with dark streaks. The tree is Native To: Native to the eastern United States, from southern Minnesota east to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and south to the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. It is also grown in Texas and north through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
Chilean Laurel Burl ~ Laurel grows between the 36th and 47th parallels along the Chilean coastline. It grows in the plains and only in the lower mountain regions up to a maximum altitude of approximately 2100 feet. Laurel trees can be large, reaching heights up to 120 feet and 6 feet in diameter. Burl is rare and therefore, is sought after, especially when it displays a dominant light yellow color. Besides being popular for architectural interior work and fine furniture, it has also found its way into the dashboard world along with several other species. I like this wood and wonder why it doesn't get used more often. Laurel Burl will be used as a substitute for lighter tones of Myrtle Burl. Myrtle Burl is attractive but does not typically display the dense tight eye clusters that Laurel does.