Burl wood is highly prized by artists because of its unique shapes and ring patterns. Burl wood is a type of fast growing, abnormal growth found on some trees. Burls form due to environmental stress or damage, often caused by either a fungal or insect attack.
This type of wood is hard to work with and will challenge the most seasoned woodworkers skills, due to the twisted nature of the species, but the end result is unusual grain patterns and a high gloss finish; a work of art that’s preferred by clients who value the beauty of hand crafted wood. Many of the qualities of burl wood that we’ve described here could possibly be translated to a loved one’s personality, challenging yet a treasure.
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