Thuya is an attractive burl native to Morocco. It has an orange to reddish brown color, which darkens with age. Its burl grain is typically swirled and can vary with respect to the size of knot clusters. Texture is medium to fine, with good natural luster. Thuya has a pronounced cedar scent. As with most burls, care should be taken to avoid tear out when turning Thuya burl. Some voids may require filling with CA glue prior to turning. Sands and finishes nicely.
|Wood Type||Exotic hardwood|
|Texture||With a medium to fine texture and good natural luster.|
|Grain Pattern||Burl blocks can vary in frequency and size of knot clusters, but grain is swirled/irregular.|
|Health Risks||Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Thuya has been reported to cause eye and skin irritation.|
|Color||Generally, an orangish or reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age to a medium to dark reddish brown.|