Myrtle burl wood veneer heartwood is golden-brown to olive colored with a larger and paler sapwood. Straight to wavy grain; smooth, fine texture. Also has medium luster.
Common Uses for Myrtle Burl Wood Veneer: Panels, high end cabinetry and furniture. Private aircraft, yacht interiors and musical instruments are also popular applications.
Other Name(s): California Laurel.
The Tree: Found on the western coast of the U.S., Myrtle may reach 60-80 feet in height. Myrtle grows differently from state to state.
A Little History: Myrtle Burl is a member of the laurel family, but it is not considered a true myrtle or laurel.
Region: North America