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The Mysterious Live Burl!

Redwood fascinates the creative and inquisitive mind in all its forms. Not only do these trees have an astonishing size, longevity, and prehistoric ecology, they also have tremendous regenerative properties. We are also charmed by the amazing grain and color of the wood. For this blog entry, I am going to discuss one of redwood’s most…

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Rustic Furniture

Rustic Furniture Here at Redwood Burl Inc., we provide homeowners, craftsmen, and redwood enthusiasts around the world with the highest quality ethically sourced old-growth redwood from the heart of Humboldt County, CA. We know how easy it is to fall in love with rustic furniture that has character, that tells a story and acts as focal…

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Milling Reclaimed Redwood Stumps

Guest Post by Adam Dias Milling a Stump Milling a Redwood stump, or any wood stump for that matter, is nothing and everything like milling a log. Similar to a log, one starts with a cap cut, or top cut, then proceeds to cut cants. These are large blocks of wood that can be cut…

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Salvaging Redwood Burl Stumps

Salvaging Redwood Burl Stumps

Extracting and salvaging redwood stumps, logs, or even butt cuts, can be incredibly challenging. To extract redwood is likely the most laborious step in cutting redwood. This is true even with large earth moving equipment like cats and loaders. A lot of the stumps are buried under brush, dirt, smaller stumps and logs, sand, gravel,…

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Finishing Redwood Part II

Guest Post by Adam Dias In my last post on finishing redwood, I talked about the various densities of redwood and how they effect finish sheen. In this post I want to go over a few finishes we use at our shop, and the benefits and drawbacks of each finish. Finishing Redwood Using Lacquer Likely…

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Finishing Redwood Part I

Finishing a Redwood Slab

Guest Post by Adam Dias Finishing Redwoord Part I Raw wood sales are a big part of our business. Whether from first time do it yourself-ers looking to save a little money by finishing out their own project or from professional woodworkers, we constantly receive the same questions from our customers in regards to finishing…

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Live Edge Wood Slabs

Live edge wood slabs are a great option for table designs and furniture projects. The differences that set a live edge slab apart from other wood slabs lie in the aesthetics of the slab top, the visual appearance of the grain, and the edge of the slab. Our live edge wood slabs are cut and…

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Old Growth Redwood

Old growth redwood and new growth redwood can sometimes be hard to differentiate. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to identify old growth wood by visual appearance and texture. Classifying Redwood New growth redwood goes by many different names including but not limited to second growth, third growth, fourth growth and young growth. By…

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Redwood Burl Slab Tables & Bases

Redwood burl dining table on redwood base

Redwood Burl Slab Table Redwood burl slab tables account for more inquiries than anything else here at Redwood Burl Inc. We have thousands of redwood burl slabs available and ready to go, but only have a limited amount of space on our website for pictures. Because of this, we list less than 5% of our…

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Redwood Burl Bar Top Project

Redwood Bar Top Project: Special projects such as redwood bar tops are something we get to work on every day here at Redwood Burl Inc. But then again, every project is special to us. We work with clients all over the country on a daily basis. We make custom modifications to most customer’s orders before they…

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