Bodark Block B-751
2.2" x 2.2" x 15.2"
This is a beautiful and hefty spindle of Texas-grown Bodark. It is heartwood with a small sliver of bark along one edge, and it has some beautiful spalting and mineralization features. The colors are the light golden-orange of recently-surfaced Bodark, with occasional lines of red-brown spalt staining. With time, the traditional yellow-orange Bodark colors will turn to a beautiful dark, golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.
There a couple of tiny, hairline cracks. They appear to tip out very shortly into the block. You may choose to reinforce with CA glue. The bark edge has a bit of wane (missing wood) that will turn off as you bring the spindle to round.
This is a GREEN to partially air-dried blank, meaning that it still retains some of its original moisture from when it was a living tree. It was measured at 17% MC in September 2022. If you need a current moisture content, please message us and we'll check its status for you.
About the Tree
This beautiful Bodark tree grew large and tall on the Katy Prairie in Brookshire, Texas. It spent it's 150+ years on the grounds of what became the Brookwood Community, a non-profit community for adults with disabilities (https://www.brookwoodcommunity.org/). The tree died at some point over the last few years, and they had to cut it down. They were kind enough to let us rescue it to give it continued life as lumber rather than let it turn into waste in a landfill or burn pile. And now it is yours, to turn into a beautiful piece of woodcraft.
We would love to see what comes of this lumber. Please send us a photograph of your finished work, if you would be so kind. We would like to be able to share the photographs back with the Brookwood Community and its residents.