Product Code: YEWSB_MST
Yew Spindle Squares
Taxus baccata. Air and kiln dried.
All dimensions shown are in inches (length x square).
Good trees are becoming rare as the best are sold into the veneer market. Most good timber comes from smaller trees so wide planks are a prize.
Pale to creamy white sapwood, heartwood varying from reddish brown through to bright orange with the odd streak of purple or green from some long ago nail or wire. Minor shakes, knots and ingrown bark are part of the wild character of Yew and give the wonderful colour and texture that make this timber so popular with turners and furniture makers.
Sand with care to avoid heat build-up causing checks in the end grain. Accepts all finishes well, particularly high shine lacquers, to show off the colour.
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