Buckeye Burl also known as Aesculus californica is native to California and southern Oregon. It has swirling grain patterns with a mixture of blue, grey, black and gold which blend in a beautiful color contrast. Buckeye Burl is one of the lightest and softest woods. A burl is created when a tree encounters stress which may be from a virus, fungus or an injury. Most burls grow under the ground attaching to the roots of the tree. They are not typically not found until the tree dies or falls over.
Chyrsocolla, the inlay, is a hydrated phyllosilicate mineral. It comes from Greek chrysos meaning ‘gold’ and kola ‘glue’ although its color is typically a combination of blue and green. Chyrsocolla is found in the United States in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico. Michigan, Pennsylvania and Idaho. The Chyrsocolla used in this table is from Arizona.
The finish contains seven coats of Tung oil; sanded after each coat. Tung oil brings out the unique characteristics of the wood.
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