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The Worlds Largest Burl

November 14, 2018

 


The Worlds Largest Burl

 

  • Where the Burl was found?

    This Old Growth Redwood Burl was found in Humboldt County in the Northern California area of Big Lagoon. On the property of Louisiana Pacific Timber Company.

 

  • When was the Burl found?

  • It was found in 1977

  • Who found the Burl?

  • The worlds largest burl was found by some of the old time loggers who worked for Louisiana Pacific Timber Company. The Loggers told us about this burl and where it was located.

  • We talked with the Louisiana Pacific Timber Company about it. They put the burl up as an auction and our bid got it.

  • How big was the Burl?

  • The Burl was 118 feet in diameter.

  • 19 feet was above the ground.

  • 10 feet was under the ground.

  • How much did the Burl weigh?

  • This Old Growth Redwood Burl weighed between 800,000 and 1,000,000 pounds.

  • What happened to the Burl?

  • Approx. half of the Burl was sold to a company in Italy

for making Veneer. They cut 1/42 inch thick sheets of veneer and sold them to Saudi Arabia. Where they used the veneer for Desk Tops, Table Tops, and Wall Paneling.

 

 

  • The other half of the Burl stayed at Burl Wood Industry and was cut into slabs. Many of those slabs were sold to Ueda Industries in Japan. While the rest was used for making Redwood Burl Furniture by our company.

  • As far as we can see:

  • We have have checked out many sources including Google Search. With All those who claim that they have found the worlds largest Burl, Our Picture as you can see has everyone else's Burl looking like they are coming in 2nd place. As this Old Growth Redwood Burl is the largest of all the others that have images on the internet.

  • If you have a picture of a larger burl we would like to see it, you can email us at gbuckjr2@gmail.com

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