Worse things could happen......... I hope you enjoy them, they are beautiful! Thank you.
Today's pics is Amboyna Burl with a rim of sapwood around the outside. Heartwood is the darker "inside" wood of the tree, while sapwood is wood that's right below the bark and is usually a lighter color. In Amboyna burl the sapwood often has all the characteristics of the heartwood as far as the burl figure and pattern, so pieces like this are just great to find!