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Oregon Myrtle

Unique to the Pacific Northwest coast, Myrtle grows from Washington south to Northern California, where it is called Bay Laurel. It is generally a washed out grayish olive yellow with potential for greens and purples, even some black streaking. The color and grain has a weatherd appearance which mirrors its growing conditions. Often the wood exhibits patches of seemingly organically dispersed figure. Other times it has very strong and regular flame. It polishes very well, and is used for interior woodworking including flooring, art and turnery, as well as for musical instruments.

Location: Northwest Coast, USA
Names: Bay Laurel(Calif)
Density: 45 lb/cubic ft