The technique for enhancing the grain in Ash is known as Lime Waxing. Ash is a ring porous wood, this means that the spring growth rings have large earlywood pores 2-4 rows wide, whereas the latewood or winter growth rings are smaller and more scattered.
Every piece of Burr Elm is unique in terms of figure, patterns and colour variations, it's one of my favourite timbers, full of character, rich with features
So named because nuts from the tree are toxic to horses. And despite having “chestnut” in it's
Maple Burr has got to be one of the most beautiful woods I know. It's full of the most stunning figure, knots, swirls and voids.
This piece has been coloured with lightfast dyes to enhance the otherwise hidden figure, four different colours were used to achieve this result.
I found a butt of Quilted Poplar in the woodyard I buy trees from occasionally, it was 2.8m long and about a metre in diameter and there was a patch of bark missing and I could see the exposed surface undulated quite dramatically.