Are you looking to add a unique and eye-catching piece to your home or office decor? Consider burl furniture handcrafted from live edge burl wood slabs native to the Pacific Northwest! Whether an office desk, dining table, bed, coffee table, and other natural wood furniture design, functional furniture made from burls may be for you. But what is burl furniture, and how is burl furniture made? Let’s take a more in-depth look below.
Burl wood highly sought after by furniture makers and DIY woodworkers alike, and happen in different wood species worldwide. The University of Maryland says burls can’t be explained. They may develop due to numerous reasons, such as fungi, bacteria, insects, and environmental injury. Although, removal of the burl may damage the tree and is not recommended. In an interesting read the nps.gov says “Burl is a woody material full of sprouted bud tissue. It serves as a storage compartment for the genetic code of the parent tree”. While found in 5 to 10% of all trees, usually in the roots but also as nodules on the trunk of the tree. So, now that we know where a burl comes from let’s look at the furniture-making process.
The burl furniture created from these slabs is highly valued due to its unique and beautiful patterns, making it a sought-after material for those looking for something special. The process of harvesting burls is both delicate and precise, as the wood must be carefully cut to preserve the unique shape and pattern of the wood. With the proper care and attention, burls can provide wood
Burl wood is a fast-growing abnormality found in some trees. That is to say, the tree experiences environmental stress or damage. Whether a fungal, viral, or attack by insects. With most burls hidden underground. These hidden treasures can have patterns such as lace redwood, birds-eye maple, redwood burl, curly redwood, marbling, or black walnut curl. Wood turners and furniture makers around the world. Seek out this unique wood.
Live edge furniture
Custom wood furniture
At Littlebranch Farm, our custom furniture maker uses natural live edge wood to craft one-of-a-kind custom rustic furniture. This allows us to design and build live edge tables, rustic beds, and rustic bathroom vanities. Our natural wood furniture makers combine burl wood slabs with many base designs while working with the natural raw edge wood and live-edge wood slabs while working with natural raw edge wood and live-edge wood slabs. One of these styles is a natural root base, which creates a raw, organic, and unhampered natural look. Another popular favorite with our customers is the medieval or simple rustic style, which uses smaller burl slabs for the base. We incorporate antler bases to create a more western feel and handcrafted custom metal bases to create a contemporary rustic furniture look.
Like in our wood furniture, we can design the perfect base to complete your desired look. We believe that the warmth and beauty of custom burl furniture complements any home decor.
Custom wood furniture
Rustic Burl furniture
Our rustic furniture maker works closely with our customers to design the perfect piece. Although mainly do residential projects, we also work on commercial projects. The process is almost painless, from design to finished piece in your home. Whether you work with us over the internet or visit our studio, we desire to make your custom natural wood furniture dreams a reality.