(down to 8-15/16") x 2-3/4", 13-1/4" x 12-1/8" max. Box Elder from Griffin Exotic Wood This is a type of maple that was planted by early settlers in the prarie lands of the United States as a shade tree. The heartwood is a grayish/yellowish brown, frequently with red or pink streaks. This is freshly cut and completely wax sealed. You can email me at krizza0815@gmail.com. This slice has beautiful figure and some pink colors. Not sure about that theory for Box Elder, but I’ve heard it for Ambrosia Maple. This material is vacuum kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. New Listing Stabilized wood box elder burl block Turning Knife BoxMod Blank. Box Elder is a great wood for turning as the grain is fine and the burls have exquisite detail, giving great depth to any area with figure. Lookalikes/Substitutes: Box elder is sometimes confused with other maple species. Hello! This fast growing, short lived tree grows to heights of up to seventy feet with a maximum trunk size of about three and a half feet. Great to hear all these interesting comments. Hey all. Never ceases to amaze me what people will ship to a landfill/toss into a dumpster/kick out the back of the truck/over the berm/into the ravine/off the cutbank, or in this instance, get ready to burn up. Box Elder is a great wood for turning as the grain is fine and the burls have exquisite detail, giving great depth to any area with figure. One tip for the box elder bugs: Insecticides don’t work and harm the environment. Comments: Sometimes called “Ash-leaved Maple” because of its non-typical leaves, (see below), Box Elder is technically considered a maple tree (Acer genus). From shop TossedAndTurnedWood. Add to this list toys, basic furniture, and cabinets, as well as carvings. Well that makes a little more sense to me. The reason for the profusion of names is becaus… (down to 9-3/4") x 2-3/4", 10-1/2" x 9-1/2" max. The picture i have added is what I am trying to replace, I think the red tinge in the flame red box elder would look super instead of… Read more », Interesting comments for such a trash species of tree. Buy It Now +$24.92 shipping. It has a large present on the right edge. There are burl eyes, curly grain, live edges, checks, and incursions present. $18.99. A range of creamy orange and vanilla colors mix with pink and red streaks through burl and figure, truly setting this wood apart. I used to be highly allergic to poison ivy, and avoided Boxelder ‘bushes’ like the plague while picking berries and honeysuckle, until I noticed the maple-like seeds. The knives in the Box Elder Wood series feature box elder heartwood handles – often called Manitoba maple or ash-leaf maple – with a greyish/yellowish color. It will make exceptional woodworking projects! Not sure if that’s true for Box Elder, because I don’t always see the bug holes that are seen in Ambrosia Maple. Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. box elder good for ornamental uses. This is a somewhat horse resistant tree. Boxelder has been used for food containers such as crates and barrels. Kiln dried and ready to use. Great for coffee table and other woodworking projects! The red stain is produced by the tree’s natural defenses when wounded—it is thought that this compound is meant to inhibit the growth of fungus (Fusarium solani) that commonly colonizes the tree. LOL. It can also tolerate flooding for extended periods (up to a month). This fast growing, short lived tree grows to heights of up to seventy feet with a maximum trunk size of about three and a half feet. There are burl eyes, curly grain, live edges, checks, and incursions present. Freshly cut as of July 2020, completely wax sealed, and contains residual moisture. Just got some wet Boxelder – would love to know if anyone can confirm or contradict these: 1- The red often fades to pink/brown as it dries. Wood. Rebecca. [/quote] Yes they grow like weeds. Box elders often have multiple trunks which twist at strange angles to take advantage of whatever spots of sun they can find. Sold out. Turns, glues, and finishes well. inhibiting finish, then kept out of sunlight. Pricing/Availability: Seldom used or available in lumber form, box elder is occasionally harvested in small quantities by hobbyists or specialty sawmills—with lumber exhibiting reddish pink heartwood streaks being the most desirable. > Hardwoods > Sapindaceae > Acer > negundo, Common Name(s): Box elder, Manitoba maple, ash-leaved maple, Distribution: North America (most commonly in central and eastern United States), Average Dried Weight: 30.2 lbs/ft3 (485 kg/m3), Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .42, .49, Modulus of Rupture: 8,010 lbf/in2 (55.2 MPa)*, *Estimated bending strength from data of green wood at: 5,220 lbf/in2 (36.0 MPa), Elastic Modulus: 1,050,000 lbf/in2 (7.24 GPa)*, *Estimated elasticity from data of green wood at: 870,000 lbf/in2 (6.00 GPa), Crushing Strength: 4,950 lbf/in2 (34.1 MPa). These are the largest Box Elder slabs we have cut in 20 years! (Box Elder, popular with hobbyists, is in fact a relative of Maple.) (This is a monthly update, and your email will be kept private.). It infested the whole yard where I got it from. Usually horses will strip the bark off trees such as poplar, surface rot then begins and horse urine doesn’t… Read more », I am very surprised it was good for smoke flavor. There are a few knots and incursions. I have a couple of box elder logs that we haven’t milled yet, becuase I want to know how to maintain the color in them. Buy It Now +$14.00 shipping. ft. and produces world class live edged table tops, mantles, timbers, lumber, turning blanks, book matched sets, musical instruments, burls caps, burl blanks, and more! Throughout most of its range, boxelder inhabits stream and river bottoms, and lake shorelines. (down to 9-1/4") x 1-5/8". Watch; live edge box elder wood slab figured rustic natural edge. I have some small pieces that are supposedly box elder and they have the distinctive ambrosia markings. I personally don’t care for them and can’t cut them fast enough. Prices should be moderate given box elder’s commonness, though figured pieces and/or burls are likely to be more expensive. Dyed/stabilized burl blocks for use in turning projects are also offered. It will make exceptional woodworking projects! ;). Sign up to be the first to know about products and specials from Cook Woods! Anyone interested, it would definitely be worth your while and for any wood worker out there with the right tools it should be easy work. Contact us and tell us what you're looking for. Thanks. Its lumber is softer, weaker, and lighter than almost all other species of maple, and Box Elder’s overall … Some of them have the characteristic bug holes in them. For photos of many eastern US species try https://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/ or https://plants.usda.gov for many North American species. The bugs are a nuisance, and the trees are also because of their desire for sun. Heated well but a little quick burning. Box Elder Flame Planed Wood Board Slab Live Edge Shelf Project Lumber Sign. Box Elder. I agree with Kyle. If they are so common why are there no illustrations of an actual tree, can you burn box elder in a wood add on stove or a wood stove and does it have a smell to it when you burn it. We offer excellent value and variety. According to the University of Vermont’s forestry dept. I was told the red/pink coloring was from the box elder beetle boring in and peeing/pooing in the wood. Sands to a medium lustre, finishes easily, and is stable when dried. Beyond that, both woodturners and box makers prize the red-streaked stock for making eye-catching turnings and decorative boxes. INCLUDES 1 WOOD BLANK (several blanks are shown to indicate the range of color/grain to expect). The second sample pictured below represents an unusually vibrant example of “flamed” box elder. This fast growing, short lived tree grows to heights of up to seventy feet with a maximum trunk size of about three and a half feet. Outdoors and split this wood will not survive 12 months without rot. Call us now at (612) 860-7337 for more information on this particular product. Get a goat. In these moist places, elm, hackberry, black walnut, cottonwood, and willow make up its neighbors. 3- Boxelder is relatively easy to dry: not prone to checking or warp, but it is prone to sticker shadow. the red stain spreads at approximately 6″ per year and appears in 86% of wounded trees whether or not any fungus is found. Because of the characteristic growth pattern for this species it isn’t commonly employed in timber frames. Alas, there was no wood sized to make boards, so this time it is all cut for bowl blanks. Nevertheless, it is more than strong enough and has application in many different frame components. We found out the wood was boxelder from the distinct red marks. 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