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Myrtle (Botanical: Umbellularia californica)

Information to help you make woodworking projects with Myrtle - all products are listed at bottom
Myrtle, Umbellularia californica
Characteristics
Light Heavy
Weight:
Soft Hard
Hardness:
Fine Coarse
Texture:
Easy Difficult
Working:
Easy Difficult
Finishing:
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map of where this wood grows

woodworking characteristicsMyrtle Characteristics

Moderately hard and heavy. Fine texture and takes a beautiful polish. An excellent turning wood. Sometimes found with cluster burls. And other desirable figure patterns.

color of MyrtleColor Range

Pale brown to yellowish green, often variegated.

other names for MyrtleOther Names

California laurel, Oregon myrtle, Pepperwood, Spice tree, Myrtle, Bay laurel

uses for MyrtleSome Typical Uses

Turning, furniture, novelties, musical instruments

the Myrtle treeWhat's the Tree Like?

A broad leafed evergreen, Commonly the trunk is short and divided near the ground. However, under favorable conditions, the tree may reach 100 feet in diameter greater than 36''.

where Myrtle growsMyrtle grows in

United States primarily coastal region of Oregon and California.

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