Pecan Wood For Sale

These pieces are generally from the nearby bottom lands of the Brazos River and from old pecan groves around the area which are steadily being cleared for development as Houston grows (and the Prairie dies). There are a number of nice half-log, crotch and slab pieces available.

Note : As elsewhere, the dimensions given below are Length x Width x Depth of the blank. Theoretically these numbers indicate the dimensions of the largest bowl, box/goblet or spindle that might be turned from that piece if no flaws are encountered. The approximate weight (in pounds) as well as obvious physical features (checks, etc) are also indicated.

Note that most of these are rough cut. I do not have the time or equipment to routinely surface the cut sides - although sometimes I think that the grain is interesting enough that I will take it to the jointer before I take the photo.

Please also note that these blanks are cut from logs that range in age from fresh-cut to old and well-seasoned. I do not have a large kiln so, unless noted as kiln-dried, you must assume that all blocks are green to partially air-dried - they are NOT kiln-dried.

You can see examples of various bowls and vessels turned from these "exotic" Texas woods on my other website, www.prairiesend.com.



Pecan blanks:








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This large, natural-edge fruit bowl was turned from Texas Pecan. Additional examples of Pecan turnings are presented on our companion website Prairie's End Woodshop.







Square block and half-log bowl blanks





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Spalted Pecan P-877
7-1/2"x 7-1/2"x 4-1/4"
6-1/2 lbs.

This is a solid, square bowl blank of heavily spalted native Texas Pecan. It should be suitable for a bowl or hollow-form of up to 7" diameter and 4" depth. About two-thirds of the block is lghtly spalted but solid heartwood; the other third appears to be heaviy-spalted sapwood (although the heartwood/sapwood boundary is not distinctive). The colors of the heartwood portion are a basic light to pinkish-brown with a some reddish-brown, spalting. The more heavily-spalted sapwood is an overall light brown with irregular patches of reddish brown with numerous black lines of pencil-line spalting.

There is one prominent crack across a portion of one corner, that should be easily removed as the block is rounded (bottom photo, back edge, right side). There are also two crack-like features on or close to the corners, that appear to be small patches of imbedded bark (one visible, bottom photo, far left side). These should also be easily removed when the block is trimmed to round. And last, there are three cracks on the annotated face, two of which are long, very thin and likely very shallow drying checks (bottom photo, two visible on near edge). I would recommend reinforcing and filling those thin cracks with CA glue before turning, and make this face be the bottom of a planned bowl, such that the cracks/checks would be removed as the bottom is shaped. I see no other significant flaws.

Please note that I describe this block as "spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-877 $45.00


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Spalted Pecan P-878
5"x 5"x 2-1/2"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a smaller square bowl blank of spalted native Texas Pecan. It should be suitable for a bowl or hollow-form of up to 5" diameter and 2 to 2-1/2" depth. Roughly half of the block is lightly spalted but solid heartwood; the other half appears to be sapwood. The colors of the heartwood portion are a basic light to pinkish-brown with beautifully undulating, reddish spalt-colored grain pattern. The sapwood is an overall light brown and also includes a strongly-curving to undulating grain pattern, but with minimal spalting colors.

The boundary between the heartwood and (apparent) sapwood portions is indistinct and irregular. In this rough-cut blank, that boundary is obscured by blotchy areas of reddish, light brown and prominent black - spalting-related colors I suspect. I have no idea how this will come out in a finished bowl, but it could be quite nice!

I see no significant flaws. But, Please note that I describe this block as "spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-878 $20.00


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Spalted Pecan P-879
5"x 5"x 2-1/2"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is another small square bowl blank of spalted native Texas Pecan. It should be suitable for a bowl or hollow-form of up to 5" diameter and 2 to 2-1/2" depth. Roughly half of the block is spalted but very solid heartwood with a beautiful and very complex grain pattern. The other half of the block is more heavily salted and appears to be sapwood. The colors of the heartwood portion are a basic light to pinkish-brown with a strong reddish spalt coloration of about 60% of that heartwood portion. The sapwood portion is an overall light brown but with several darker brown to reddish bands, bounded by numerous, black pencil-line spalting. Very nice!

The only flaw that I see id what appears to be a pocket of imbedded bark, or possibly an old imbedded branch. This feature is restricted to one corner and most, if not all, will turn off as the block is turned round into bowl form. I would reinforce it with CA glue before turning. I see no other significant flaws.

Please note that I describe this block as "spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-879 $30.00


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Spalted Pecan P-874
5-7/8"x 5-5/8"x 4"
4 lbs.

This is a solid, nearly square bowl blank of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. It should be suitable for a bowl or hollow-form of up to 5-1/2" diameter and 3-1/2" depth. The colors are a basic light to pinkish-brown with a variety of spalt-enhanced colors along with thin, pencil-line spalting and wider bands of darker brown.

There are several very small checks and gaps in the block that should be reinforce and filled with epoxy or CA glue before turning. I see no significant flaws.

Please note that I describe this block as "spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-874 $35.00


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Spalted Pecan P-850
~10" diameter x 3-1/2" depth
7-1/4 lbs.

This is a beautiful, heavily-spalted, half-log, crotch bowl blank of Texas native Pecan. It is a soft pinkish-tinted light to dark brown base color with a spectacularly complex pattern of black pencil-line spalting. Very nice! As with many crotch-type blanks, there is a very long line of dark-brown bark imbedded between the two limbs and prominent on the annotated face (top photo). I do not know how deep this crotch gap extends into the blank but it is not apparent on the back side. Most, if not all of the barky crotch gap will likely be removed as the inside of the bowl is hollowed, but some will certainly remain on one side. I recommend reinforcing this imbedded bark with CA glue before and during turning, to be sure it all stays intact. It can result in a very attractive feature in the finished bowl if you are careful with it.

The blank does have an almost full, somewhat flakey bark on the back side - theoretically making it suitable for a natural-edge bowl - but that bark is beginning to separate somewhat so keeping it intact may be a challenge! I recommend a conventional bowl form.

I see no serious cracks or other structural flaws. The pith was cut almost completely out of this half, but a small portion remains in one limb and there are two short, pith-related radial cracks on the end-grain face (left limb, bottom photo). These small cracks are quite tight and do not appear to extend into the blank more than 1 inch (just outside the circle scribed on the annotated face, top photo). I would reinforce those two, and any other possible cracks, with thin CA glue before and during turning. There are also numerous open and frass-filled borer holes in this blank and more are likely to be encountered when turning. Many people (myself included) consider such natural features to be interesting and attractive in the finished piece. Application of thin CA glue will reinforce the frass fill if you want to keep it in place.

Please .... note that I describe this wood as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength; it is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be. Turning this block to achieve a good finish without tearout will require sharp tools and a light touch.



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Spalted Pecan P-850 $55.00


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Spalted Pecan P-851
~10" diameter x 3" depth
6-1/4 lbs.

This is another beautiful, heavily-spalted, half-log, crotch bowl blank of Texas native Pecan (the other half of the log that yielded P-851 above). It is a soft pinkish-tinted light to dark brown base color with a spectacularly complex pattern of black pencil-line spalting. Very nice! As with many crotch-type blanks, there is a very long line of dark-brown bark imbedded between the two limbs and prominent on the annotated face (top photo). I do not know how deep this crotch gap extends into the blank but it is not apparent on the back side. Most, if not all of the barky crotch gap will likely be removed as the inside of the bowl is hollowed, but some will certainly remain on one side. I recommend reinforcing this imbedded bark with CA glue before and during turning, to be sure it all stays intact. It can result in a very attractive feature in the finished bowl if you are careful with it.

The blank does have an almost full, somewhat flakey bark on the back side - theoretically making it suitable for a natural-edge bowl - but that bark is beginning to separate somewhat so keeping it intact may be a challenge! I recommend a conventional bowl form.

I see no serious cracks or other structural flaws. The pith was cut almost completely out of this half, but a small portion remains in one limb and there are two short, pith-related radial cracks on the end-grain face (left limb, bottom photo). I would reinforce those and any other cracks with thin CA glue before and during turning. There are also numerous open and frass-filled borer holes in this blank and more are likely to be encountered when turning. Many people (myself included) consider such natural features to be interesting and attractive in the finished piece.

Please .... note that I describe this wood as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength; it is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be. Turning this block to achieve a good finish without tearout will require sharp tools and a light touch.



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Spalted Pecan P-851 $55.00


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Spalted Pecan P-835
5-1/4"x 5-1/4"x 1-3/4"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a small, square bowl blank of strongly-spalted Texas native Pecan. The overall colors are a combination of soft pinkish-tinted light brown color and darker, reddish-brown, with a small patch of dark brown bark on one corner. That darker brown area is the result of spalt-staining of the older wood (heartwood? - not really sure). Within that spalt-stain area is an amazing complex pattern of very dark, reddish-brown pencil-line spalting. There is also a subtle pattern of curly and chatoyant grain within both the lighter and darker-colored portions of the upper face (the annotated face, top photo).

The combination of the complex spalting pattern and color, along with the curly grain, is likely to look gorgeous in the side/bottom of a small bowl. Mounting the bowl such that the annotated face is to be the bottom of the bowl would likely provide the best and largest display of the spalting and curly grain.

I see no cracks, checks or other obvious flaws.



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Spalted Pecan P-835 $25.00


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Spalted Pecan P-400
15"x 15"x 5"
20-1/4 lbs.

This is a very nice, large and thick, slab-type Texas Pecan bowl blank. The color is a soft light brown with shades of a darker brown and light gray spalting, with scattered bits of black pencil-line spalting. The sapwood-heartwood boundary is not distinct. This blank has full and tight bark on the back side and would be ideal for either a large bark lined natural-edge bowl or a conventional bowl form. As annotated on the face (top photo), that bowl form could be as large as 13" in diameter and 4" in depth.

I see no cracks, checks or other obvious flaws.


Pecan P-400 $45.00


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Spalted Pecan P-401
14-1/2"x 15"x 5"
19-3/4 lbs.

This is another nice, large and thick, slab-type Texas Pecan bowl blank. The color is a soft light brown with shades of a darker brown and light gray spalting, with scattered bits of black pencil-line spalting. Again, the sapwood-heartwood boundary is not distinct. This blank has full and tight bark on the back side and would be ideal for either a large bark lined natural-edge bowl or a conventional bowl form. As annotated on the face (top photo), that bowl form could be as large as 13" in diameter and 4" in depth.

I see no cracks, checks or other obvious flaws.



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Pecan P-401 $45.00


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Spalted Pecan P-403
6"x 6"x 4"
5 lbs.

This is a large and solid square bowl blank of lightly spalted Texas native Pecan. The colors are a basic light to pinkish-brown in the center surrounded with an area of shading of light gray spalting and thin stripes and zones of darker brown. The sapwood-heartwood boundary is not distinct.

The pith of what has to be a large side branch is present crossing thru one end-grain face and the adjacent side (the light, pinkish-brown area in the top photo). That pith is quite sound so no worries - but what is unique is the darker reddish-brown figure to the left of the pith center. That feature is likely an imbedded/overgrown crotch of the limb, and if you rotate it 90 degrees, looks amazingly like a large bird in flight (or an alien UFO!). Depending on how deep this feature extends into the block, it could form a very interesting element in the side of the finished bowl.

I do see several small cracks/check/gaps associated with the bird-like figure. I would reinforce those features with thin CA glue before or during turning. I see no other cracks, checks or obvious flaws.



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Spalted Pecan P-403 $35.00


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Spalted Pecan P-413
6"x 6"x 3"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is another nice square bowl blank of moderately spalted Texas native Pecan. The colors are an interesting mix of apparently spalt-influenced colors, including reddish brown, yellowish brown and light grays that are generally aligned in wide bands across the block.

The pith of the log, or possibly a major side limb, is present crossing thru the block from one end-grain (top photo) to the end-grain face on the opposite side (middle photo). Associated with that pith is a prominent elongated, dark brown and orange-red feature on one end-grain face (top photo). That eye-catching feature is likely to be an old imbedded/overgrown crotch, but the unique aspect is that it looks amazingly like a UFO, complete with a pilot in the cockpit (top and bottom photo). Depending on how deep this novel feature extends into the block, it could form a very interesting element in the side of the finished bowl.

I do see several small cracks/check/gaps associated with that UFO-like figure. I would reinforce those features with thin CA glue before or during turning. I see no other cracks, checks or obvious flaws.



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Spalted Pecan P-413 $35.00


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Spalted Pecan P-415
6"x 6"x 3"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is another basic square bowl blank of moderately spalted Texas native Pecan. One half is a soft light brown that grades into a moderately dark brown in the other half. There is a wide band of bark on one edge that will turn off if the block is mounted on the lath such that the bark is on the bottom.

I see no cracks, checks or other obvious flaws.



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Spalted Pecan P-415 $20.00


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Spalted Pecan P-418
6"x 6"x 3"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is another nice square bowl blank of moderately spalted Texas native Pecan. The colors are an interesting mix of apparently spalt-influenced colors, including yellow, reddish brown, darker brown and small areas/spots of red and orange. There is one small strip of bark along one bottom edge.

As with other blocks from this log, the pith of what appears to be a major side limb is present crossing thru the block from one end-grain (top photo) to the adjacent bottom face (end-grain face, top photo). Associated with that pith is a prominent elongated, dark brown and orange-red feature on one end-grain face (top photo). That eye-catching feature is likely to be an old imbedded/overgrown crotch, but the unique aspect is that it looks amazingly like a UFO (or, if reversed 180 degrees, the front view of an aircraft complete with a pilot in the cockpit; top and bottom photo). Depending on how deep this novel feature extends into the block, it could form a very interesting element in the side of the finished bowl.

I do see several small cracks and/or gaps associated with that unique end-grain figure. I would reinforce and fill those features with thin CA glue before or during turning. I see no other cracks, checks or obvious flaws.



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Spalted Pecan P-418 $35.00


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Pecan P-385
16"x 17"x 8"
63 lbs.

This is a very nice and very large, rough-cut Texas Pecan bowl blank. I say "rough-cut" because it was too big to cut (or even trim) with my bandsaw and was entirely chainsaw-cut, leaving a rough face and ends. That said .. the wood is sound and very pretty beneath that rough-cut surface and would be ideal for a very large bowl. That 16"-diameter circle on the annotated face does include a bit of bark, so the maximum "clean" bowl dimensions would be about 15" in diameter and 7 to 8" in depth.

The color of this Pecan is primarily a soft pinkish-tinted light brown, for both the heartwood and the sapwood. The sapwood-heartwood boundary is not distinct. It has full bark on the backside and would be suitable for either a conventional or a natural-edge bowl form.

This half-log blank was cut from the log along the line of the pith and most of the pith was removed. A small portion of pith remains just below the face on the lower end of the blank (top of the end-grain face, middle photo). While there were pith-related radial cracks in the log, most were cut out of this half. Those two dark brown lines on the lower end of the annotated face are related to the ends of those nearby cracks. I see no other cracks, checks or obvious flaws.



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Pecan P-385 $60.00


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Spalted Pecan P-363
6"x 6"x 3"
3 lbs.

This is another beautiful square bowl blank of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. It is also a soft pinkish-tinted light brown color with a spectacular, complex pattern of reddish-brown to black pencil-line spalting. It was cut from within a crotch section of the log, such that what appear to be the pith of the main log and the pith of at least one secondary limb are present. With the exception of some very tiny (possible) cracks, these pith areas appear quite sound. The real value of the crotch is that you are likely to find a crotch-associated flame or feather figure within the block that would be exposed once the bowl or hollow-form is turned - thus the higher price. What's that old saying - "you pays your money and you takes your chance" :-). There are also two prominent bark inclusions associated with the crotch, each of which includes a small central gap. These too could be interesting in the finished bowl, but should be reinforced with thin CA glue before turning and may warrant filling once the final form is roughed-out.

I see no significant cracks, checks or other obvious flaws. But again .... please note that I describe it as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength; it is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be. Turning this block to achieve a good finish without tearout will require sharp tools and a light touch.



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Spalted Pecan P-363 $30.00


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Pecan P-343
8-1/2"x 10"x 2-1/2"
70 lbs.

This is another half-log bowl blank in spalted Texas Pecan - the other half of the log section that yielded P-342 above. It appears suitable for a bowl approximately 8" in diameter and 2-1/2 to 3" deep in either conventional or natural-edge bowl form. The colors are an overall striped pattern of spalted light and dark browns with a soft pinkish core in the center. Turned as a natural-edge bowl, that distinctive pink center should form a unique feature in the bottom of the bowl. The difference between heartwood and sapwood is not distinct. This blank also includes a prominent, dark brown strip of included crotch-bark where the two limbs meet, and portions of that bark inclusion will likely remain in some part of the finished bowl. That will also result in an interesting, eye-catching feature.

The log was cut from close to the pith to produce this blank, and was completely removed from the upper half. However, the pith of both the side limb and main trunk are present just below the cut face in the lower half (middle photo). The pith of the side limb includes a single small, tight radial crack that lies just at and beyond the 8" diameter of the likely bowl. It will be removed when the blank is trimmed to round. There are two thin radial cracks in the pith of the main trunk (barely visible in the middle photo) and these should be reinforced with CA glue if a conventional bowl is anticipated. However, both will likely turn-off completely if you go for a natural-edge bowl.

The strip of included bark between the two limbs of the crotch is quite "gappy" and should be reinforced and the small, open areas that remain should be filled (inlace anyone??) before and/or during turning. I see no other cracks, checks or other obvious flaws.



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Pecan P-343 $35.00


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Pecan P-335
11-3/4"x 11-3/4"x 9-3/4"
50 lbs.

This is a very nice, very large, rough-cut block of Texas Pecan. I say "rough-cut" because, being too big for my small sawmill, it was cut and trimmed with a chainsaw. It is sound and very pretty beneath that rough-cut surface, and would be ideal for a large and deep bowl. It is primarily a soft pinkish-tinted, light brown heartwood with a darker brown core in the center. The pith is present within that darker brown core but it is quite sound (no cracking). A fairly thick section of lighter brown sapwood is present outside the heartwood, with a thin section of bark on the edge of one bottom corner. The boundary between that sapwood and the inner heartwood is not very distinctive.

The block was fresh-cut from the larger butt-end of the Pecan log. It is a bit irregular on the bottom side due to a rounded section of sapwood and bark on one edge and a flattened back edge that was part of the original "felling notch". Those remaining bark and notch edges will turn off completely if that end is mounted and turned to be the bottom of the bowl. I see absolutely no cracks, checks or other obvious flaws.



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Pecan P-335 $120.00


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Pecan P-336
16"x 18-1/2"x 7"
70 lbs.

This is another very nice, very large, rough-cut Texas Pecan bowl blank. It is also primarily a soft pinkish-tinted light brown heartwood with a central core of darker brown and a thick section of light brown sapwood on the outside. The sapwood-heartwood boundary is not distinct. This blank was also chainsaw-cut with a rough face, but it is sound and very pretty beneath that rough-cut surface, and would be ideal for a very large bowl.

I see no cracks, checks or other obvious flaws. That bark on the back side is quite tight at the moment if you have a barky, natural-edge form in mind.



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Pecan P-336 $100.00


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Sample - rough-turned natural edge Pecan bowl

This is a small rough-turned natural edge Pecan bowl that I turned from a fresh piece of Pecan similar to blocks 100 to 105 above. I have included it to give a glimpse of what the wood can look like when turned. Unfortunately, it's true beauty will not be apparent until the bowl is completely finished. But I promise - it will be a beauty!

For additional views of finished Pecan bowls, you can refer to my other website, www.prairiesend.com.









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Pecan block P-860
2"x 2"x 7-5/8"
3/4 lbs.

This is a nice solid end-grain block of lightly-spalted Texas native Pecan. It is primarily a light to pinkish-brown heartwood. I see an interesting "wrinkly" grain pattern on all sides and some small areas of dark-gray pencil-line spalting.

There are no cracks or checks or other structural flaws, but there are two dark brown stained short (~1") thin gaps in the wood, as well as several very small gaps. Not sure what caused them, but I would simply fill them with an attractive medium (CA glue, colored epoxy) if they stool remain after turning.


Pecan block P-860 $12.00


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Pecan block P-861
1-3/4"x 1-7/8"x 6-7/8"
3/4 lbs.

This is another nice solid end-grain block of lightly-spalted Texas native Pecan. It is all heartwood, but while the colors are primarily a light-brown color, a significant portion (say 40%) is a lighter, golden brown, bounded by a dark-brown spalt line.

There is a single, thin, approximately 2 inch-long, intra-grain crack or check on one face (the upper face on 2nd photo, but too small to be visible). I would simply reinforce it with thin CA glue before turning.


Pecan block P-861 $14.00


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Pecan block P-863
1-1/2"x 1-1/2"x 12-1/4"
3/4 lbs.

This is another nice end-grain block of lightly-spalted Texas native Pecan. It is all light-brown to somewhat golden-brown heartwood, with strong, dark-brown spalt lines on the lower end and lighter-brown spalt lines elsewhere.

I see no cracks, checks of other flaws in this block.


Pecan block P-863 $15.00


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Pecan block P-863
1-3/8"x 1-3/81/2"x 9"
1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, small end-grain block of spalted Texas native Pecan. It is all light-brown to somewhat golden-brown heartwood, with prominent, dark-brown spalt lines on two opposite edges. I see it as most useful for some type of flatwork (such as knife handles) because most of those attractive spalt lines will be removed if the blank is turned on a lathe.

I see no cracks, checks of other significant flaws in this block.


Pecan block P-863 $15.00


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Spalted Pecan P-866
2-3/8" x 2-3/8" x 16-3/8"
2-1/4 lbs.

This is a very nice, long end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. Approximately two-thirds of it is a soft tan to light brown color (the sapwood?), the remainder is a pinkish-tinted, darker shade of brown. Most of the spalting is within that sapwood (?) area and consists of dark brown to black pencil-line patterns and numerous patches of darker brown to a strong reddish-brown.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws in this block.

Please note that I describe this block as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-866 $35.00


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Spalted Pecan P-868
2-1/8" x 2-1/8" x 17-1/4"r> 2-1/4 lbs.

This is another nice, long end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. There appears to be three spalt-related colors in this block, with one prominent area that is a soft tan that grades to light brown color and a large area of a pinkish-tinted brown that grades to a darker, reddish-brown. The boundry between those varied color areas are generally marked by strong, black and dark-reddish pencil-line spalting.

I see no significant cracks, but there are several very thin drying checks present that are too thin to see on the photos. I would reinforce these with thin CA glue before turning. There are also two (and possibly a third) small pockets of what appear to be inbedded bark. The two larger (but still small) ones are visible on the left side of both the top and bottom photos. I do not consider them to be significant and would also simply reinforce them with thin CA glue. And lastly, there is a small, elongated area of somewhat-fractured and decayed(?) wood at the end of one edge (top end of the block on the 2nd photo). That is quite shallow and should turn off completely as the block is turned to round.

Please note that I describe this block as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-868 $35.00


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Spalted Pecan P-869
2-1/8" x 2-1/4" x 16-1/4"r> 2-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice and long end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. Approximately one-thirds of it is a soft tan that grades to light brown color, the other two-thirds is a darker shade of brown and a pinkish-tinted brown. Most of the dark brown to black pencil-line spalting lies within and along the margin of the tan-colored area. There is also a fairly unique band of parallel black spalt lines close to one edge of the annotated face (left side, top photo). These are not visible on the adjacent side and are likely to be quite shallow.

I see no significant cracks, but there are several very thin drying checks present that are too thin to see on the photos. I would reinforce these with thin CA glue before turning. There are also three sizeable pockets of included bark on the annotated face (top and bottom photos), two of which exhibit short, but open gaps. These types of features generally do not pose a problem for me when turning - I simply reinforce the bark portions with thin CA glue and either leave the open gaps as character features, or if necessary, fill with something appropriate (I like black-died epoxy). Note - after taking those photos, I went ahead and applied thin CA glue to reinforce any loose bark in those gaps.

Please note that I describe this block as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-869 $35.00


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Spalted Pecan P-870
2-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 15"
2 lbs.

This is an interesting, long end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. Over about 3/4 of the block it is a variably soft tan to light brown color with a prominent, thick darker reddish-brown spalt line running from end to end. The remainder portion of the block, restricted to one edge and approximately half of each adjacent side, is a dramatic, irregularly-patchy pattern of spalting in strong and light to dark red and brown colors, and includes only a single small area of the more-traditional black pencil-line spalting. Several of the strong brown-colored patches on one adjacent face include or are bounded by thin cracks/checks, and some look like residual pockets of bark. I took the liberty of applying thin CA glue to those cracks/checks to reduce the chance of the bark/wood being lost before the blank is turned. I recommend reinforcement of those areas with additional CA glue (or some other attractive medium) before turning.

I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws in this block.

Please note that I describe this block as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-870 $30.00


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Spalted Pecan P-871
2" x 2" x 14-3/8"
2 lbs.

This is another interesting, long end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. Approximately 70% of the block is a variably soft tan to light brown color with no significant spalting. The remainder portion of the block, restricted to one edge and approximately half of each adjacent side, is a dramatic, irregularly-patchy pattern of spalting in strong and light to dark red and brown colors. Several of the darker-colored patches on one face and along the edge include long thin cracks (or checks). Probing of the cracks on the sides adjacent to the edge suggests that they are quite shallow; those directly below the edge are splinter-like and should turn off completely as the block is turned to round. I took the liberty of applying thin CA glue to reinforce those cracks. I recommend further reinforcement and filling of those areas with CA glue (or some other attractive medium) before turning.

I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws in this block.

Please note that I describe this block as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-871 $25.00


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Spalted Pecan P-872
2-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 11-7/8"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice, end-grain block of colorful, heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. Most of it is a soft tan to light, reddish- to pinkish-brown color, but with intra-grain bands of golden-yellow colors and a wide, elongated golded-yellow (when wet, top photo) along one side of the annotated face and part of the adjacent side. That large golden-yellow area is bounded by thick lines of reddish spalting and thinner lines of black pencil-line spalting. In addition, an eye-catching pattern of numerous, closely-spaced and parallel black spalt lines are present along a portion of the adjacent side (left side, top photo and a portion of the bottom photo).

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws in this block. There is a long area of wane on the right edge of the annotated face (top and middle photos), but it is shallow and will turn off as the block is turned to round. Also, there is a small pocket of what appears to be imbedded bark (?) on one edge (bottom photo). A small open hole is present within that feature, but thin-wire probing shows it to be quite shallow. All of that feature will likely turn off as the block is roughed to round.

Please note that I describe this block as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-872 $30.00


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Pecan block P-845
2-1/2"x 2-1/2"x 9-1/2"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a nice solid end-grain block of Texas native Pecan. It is composed entirely of light to pinkish-brown sapwood. While it came from a generally spalted pecan log, I see no significant spalting here. I also see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Pecan block P-845 $10.00


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Pecan block P-846
2-1/2"x 2-1/2"x 4-1/2"
3/4 lbs.

This is a nice small end-grain block of Texas native Pecan. It is composed entirely of light to pinkish-brown sapwood with a small bit of darker brown heartwood on one side and a small wedge of brown bark on one corner. While it came from a generally spalted pecan log, I see no significant spalting here. I also see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Pecan block P-846 $7.00


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Pecan block P-847
2-1/2"x 2-1/2"x 9-1/2"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a beautiful end-grain block of Texas native Pecan. It includes a small portion of soft pinkish-tinted, light brown sapwood and a much larger portion of darker, reddish-brown heartwood. The heartwood includes a grain-overlay pattern of dark, reddish-brown pencil-line spalting.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Pecan block P-847 $15.00





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Spalted Pecan P-880
3" x 3" x 13-3/4"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice end-grain block of partially spalted Texas native Pecan. It is basically a soft tan to pinkish-tinted light brown color with several patches of darker, reddish brown and black pencil-line spalting along one edge.

There is one single very thin (and likely shallow) crack or drying check along one edge of the annotated face (top photo, but not really visible on that photo). There is also a single, small knot or imbedded limb on one edge (top photo, upper end of the right side). It is sound and will likely turn off as the block is roughed to round. Otherwise, I see no significant flaws. However, if you buy this block with the intention of use on a lathe, be aware that the zone of pencil-line spalting is confined to an edge, and most if not all will turn off if it is turned from square to full-round shape.

Please note that I describe this block as "spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-880 $30.00


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Spalted Pecan P-864
3-3/8" x 3-3/8" x 11-7/8"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. It is a soft tan to pinkish-tinted light brown color with several patches of darker, reddish brown. The portions of soft tan color and the light-brown are distinctly separate (top photo). This block also includes a complex pattern of strong, black pencil-line spalting (mostly within the soft-tan colored portion, and lines of dark reddish-brown spalting, within the brown portion (middle photo).

There are no cracks or checks in this block, but there is a fairly large, elongated and thinly-open gap. This gap is partially filled and lined with imbedded bark (middle and bottom photo). Probing indicates that the open area is at least 1/2" deep. I injected a bit of thin CA glue to secure any loose pieces in that thin gap.

Please note that I describe this block as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.



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Spalted Pecan P-864 $35.00


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Spalted Pecan P-865
3-1/8" x 3-1/8" x 11-3/4"
3 lbs.

This is a nice end-grain block of partially spalted Texas native Pecan. It is basically a soft tan to pinkish-tinted light brown color with several patches of darker, reddish brown and black pencil-line spalting along one edge. The grain is a pleasant and gracefully flowing pattern with a degree of chatoyance.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws. However, if you buy this block with the intention of use on a lathe, be aware that the zone of attractive spalting is confined to an edge. Most, if not all, will turn off if it is turned from square to full-round shape.

Please note that I describe this block as "spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.



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Spalted Pecan P-865 $30.00


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Spalted Pecan P-867
3-3/8" x 3-3/8" x 8-3/8"
3 lbs.

This is a nice end-grain block of moderately spalted Texas native Pecan. It is basically a soft tan to pinkish-tinted light brown color with prominent, dark-brown to black pencil-line spalting and some small patches of darker, reddish-brown spalt coloration. The grain is a pleasant and gracefully flowing pattern with a degree of chatoyance.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws. However, there is a single small pocket of what appears to be imbedded bark with a small, irregular hole in the center. It is visible on the upper left-hand side of the annotated face (top photo). Located very close to one edge, it will likely turn off completely when roughed to round.

Please note that I describe this block as "spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch.


Spalted Pecan P-867 $25.00


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Spalted Pecan P-839
3-1/2"x 3-1/2"x 5-1/2"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a short and stout, end-grain block of beautiful, strongly-spalted Texas native Pecan. The overall colors are a combination of soft pinkish-tinted light brown color and darker, reddish-brown. That darker brown area is the result of spalt-staining of the older wood (heartwood? - not really sure). Within that spalt-stain area is a beautiful scalloped pattern of very dark, reddish-brown pencil-line spalting.

I see no cracks, checks or other obvious flaws.



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Spalted Pecan P-839 $25.00


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Pecan block P-402
3"x 3"x 14"
4 lbs.

This is a nice and solid, 3"-square, end-grain block of lightly-spalted Texas native Pecan. It appears to be 100% sapwood, but the boundary between sapwood and heartwood is not obvious in this tree. There is a thin strip of bark on one edge that should turn off completely as the block is roughed to round. The colors are a basic light to pinkish-brown with thin stripes of darker brown and a shading of light gray spalting in areas.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.




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Pecan block P-402 $30.00


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Spalted Pecan P-371
3-3/4" x 3-3/4" x 15"
2-1/4 lbs.

This is a beautiful, large end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. It is a soft tan to pinkish-tinted light brown color with a spectacular, complex pattern of strong black pencil-line spalting. Very nice!

There is one open bughole on one edge (left side, center of lower edge, top photo) and several smaller, frass-filled holes elsewhere. I see no cracks or other obvious structural flaws. But .... please note that I describe it as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength; it is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be. Turning this block to achieve a good finish without tearout will require sharp tools and a light touch.



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Spalted Pecan P-371 $45.00


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Spalted Pecan P-373
3" x 3" x 12"
2-1/4 lbs.

This is another beautiful, end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. It is also a soft tan to pinkish-tinted light brown color with a spectacular, complex pattern of strong, dark reddish-brown to black pencil-line spalting. Very nice!

I see no cracks or other obvious flaws. But .... please note that I describe it as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength; it is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be. Turning this block to achieve a good finish without tearout will require sharp tools and a light touch.



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Spalted Pecan P-373 $30.00


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Spalted Pecan P-391
3" x 3" x 11"
2-1/4 lbs.

This is another beautiful, end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. It is also a soft tan to pinkish-tinted light brown color with a complex pattern of black pencil-line spalting. The spalting in this block is not quite a spectacular as others, but is still quite nice.

I see no cracks or other obvious flaws. But .... please note that I describe it as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength; it is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be. Turning this block to achieve a good finish without tearout will require sharp tools and a light touch.



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Spalted Pecan P-391 $25.00


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Spalted Pecan P-393
3" x 3" x 12"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another beautiful, end-grain block of heavily spalted Texas native Pecan. It is also a soft tan to pinkish-tinted light brown color with several patches of darker, reddish brown. This block also includes a spectacular and complex pattern of strong, dark reddish-brown to black pencil-line spalting. Very nice!

I see no cracks or other obvious flaws. But .... please note that I describe it as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. In general, the wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and turning this block to achieve a good finish without tearout will require sharp tools and a light touch. That said - there is a small irregular patch of punky wood within a small area or reddish-brown on the left side of the annotated face (top photo). Located close to the edge, that area may turn off as the block is roughed to round, but then - it might not. I would saturate that area with thin CA glue before turning to reinforce any softer wood that may remain.



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Spalted Pecan P-393 $30.00


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Pecan Lot P-344
3"x 3"x 14"
4-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice block of spalted Pecan suitable for a pepper mill or the like. The colors include soft pinkish-tinted light brown with wavy bands of darker brown spalting. There are also small areas of black, pencil-line spalting along one edge and side. A small, thin section of bark remains on one side and adjacent edge (bottom photo) but will turn off as the block is rounded.

This block was cut from close to the pith of the log but I see no sign of pith-related cracks. I also see no checking or other obvious structural flaws.



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Pecan Lot P-344 $25.00










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Pecan Lot 106
6"x 6"x 7"
9-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice large block of spalted Pecan cut from the area of a major crotch in the Pecan tree. There is a dramatic area of dark brown included-bark and complex grain associated with the crotch. I see no obvious faults. Note - the pink color of the top photo is not real - the colors on the back side (lower photo) are closer to the true colors.



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Pecan Lot 106 $15.00






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Pecan P-881
3-3/4"x 13-3/4"x 3/4"
3/4 lb.

This is a dramatic and attractive board of heavily-spalted Texas native Pecan. It appears to be a mix of reddish-brown spalted heartwood (say~40%) with the remainder (say 60%) being a light brown with numerous bands of black pencil-line spalting.

I see three flaws:
1) A small chainsaw-nick on one corner (bottom photo, faintly visible on the lower right-hand corner),
2) A small, partially open pocket of what may be imbedded bark on one edge (no visible in the photos). That "pocket" feature looks to be shallow.
3) This thin board has bowed slightly during drying. Jointer-plaining would correct that, but likely reduce the thickness to something like 1/2".


Please note that I describe this block as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and planing/machining this board to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch. Sanders do work well on these spalted boards.


Pecan P-881 $10.00


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Pecan P-882
3"x 13-5/8"x 5/8"
1/2 lb.

This is a dramatic and attractive board of heavily-spalted Texas native Pecan. Approximately half is a reddish-brown spalted wood and the other half is a light brown with numerous bands of black pencil-line spalting.

I see no cracks or other obvious flaws, but please note that I describe this block as "heavily spalted". To achieve this beautiful degree of spalting, the wood does give up some density and strength. The wood of this block is not punky, but it is not the same hard wood that non-spalted Pecan can be, and planing/machining this board to achieve a good finish without tear out will require sharp tools and a light touch. Sanders do work well on these spalted boards.


Pecan P-882 $15.00


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Pecan P-853
1-7/8"x 4-1/2"x 18-3/4"
4 lbs.

This is a very nice, thick block of well-dried, lightly-spalted Texas Pecan. The overall color is a light brown with one prominent dark-brown, grain-crossing spalt-line and several lighter-brown, intra-grain spalt lines running lengthwise. The only flaw that I see is a small chainsaw-nick on one corner (faintly visible on the upper left-hand corner on the bottom photo). There are no cracks or other significant flaws.



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Pecan P-853 $30.00


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Pecan P-854
1-3/4"x 5-3/4"x 15-1/2"
4 lbs.

This is another very nice, thick block of well-dried, lightly-spalted Texas Pecan. The overall color is a light brown with several prominent dark-brown, grain-crossing spalt-lines in the lower portion, as well as well as a number of lighter-brown, intra-grain spalt lines running lengthwise throughout.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Sorry for the terrible color contrast between the two photos - that is the result of my outdoor photography on a variably-cloudy day! The top photo is close to true. Lloyd


Pecan P-854 $40.00


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Spalted Pecan P-848
3-3/4"x 7-1/2"x 2-1/2"
2 lbs.

This is an attractive block of spalted Texas Pecan suitable for carving, boxes, knife handles or the like. It is about 60% soft pinkish-tinted light brown sapwood and 40% darker brown spalted heartwood. The heartwood includes a subtle pattern of darker, reddish-brown pencil-line spalting.

There is one small and shallow crack on one edge (left side of upper face on the bottom photo). I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Spalted Pecan P-848 $15.00


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Pecan Lot 250
2"x 3"x 14"
3 lbs.

Kiln-dried

This is another thick block of Texas Pecan. The color is a light brown with a large area of inner and outer bark on one edge. I see no cracks or other obvious flaws.



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Pecan Lot 250 $12.00




Listing last updated 3 June 2016


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