Wood Explorer

Oregon Myrtle (a.k.a. California Laurel)

Oregon myrtle, often just called myrtle wood, also known as California laurel (Umbellularia californica), is the most expensive wood in North America. The wood, especially the burls, has exquisite grain and color, especially if the logs were submerged for a while before processing.


In addition to traditional uses for furniture and cabinets, if you need a beautiful red hard floor or are making furniture for outdoor use, including hot tubs, this is the premium species.