Burl furniture is a trademark of true-handcrafted natural wood furniture. Our expert furniture makers consider burl wood a highly prized component in any natural wood furniture design. Although burls happen in trees worldwide, we prefer using highly figured burl wood slabs in the United States Pacific Northwest. These are highly sought after by furniture makers and DIY woodworkers alike in crafting their burl furniture. Some of the more popular are Redwood Burl, Bigleaf Maple Burl, and Claro Walnut Burl, but it can also be pricey as burl happens in only 5% to 10% of trees. We prefer to use ethically sourced wood harvested from dead-standing trees or logs and root systems left behind on the forest floor by the turn of the century loggers.
What is burl wood? Burl wood is a fast-growing, abnormal growth 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.