The beautiful character and grain of burl wood allows artists and woodworkers to create truly unique rustic wood furniture. Here at Redwood Burl Inc. we specialize in providing ethically sourced burl wood for artists, woodworkers and homeowners worldwide to create their own unique burl furniture.
What is burl wood?
Burl is a form of abnormal growth found on trees. They can be found on any part of the tree, but occur most commonly at the base or on the roots. Burls can range in size from very small to very large, sometimes even encircling the entire base of a tree. In fact, the largest burls occur on coastal redwoods right here on the pacific coast in northern California!
Burl growths are thought to be caused by some sort of stress on the tree, such as physical damage, insect infestation, or a fungal or viral infection. As you might expect, the abnormal growth causes abnormal grain patterns within the wood. These abnormal grain patterns are what makes burl wood so prized by woodworkers and artists worldwide.
We know that our burl furniture is special. We strive to provide each and every customer with a personal customized experience. Whether you are looking for a rustic fireplace mantel, a new rustic dining table, or a redwood bar top for your home or business we can find the right piece of wood for you.
Once you know a bit about your project, start looking through our website. We’ve put some rough categories on our slabs of wood to help narrow down your options. Be sure to check out the redwood burl slab pages. These pages have some of our more figured and uniquely shaped pieces perfect for all sorts of projects. We also have a wide unlisted inventory, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for you can contact us and we’ll find some options for you.
If you find something that you like, go ahead and click on the “inquire” button below a slab, visit our inquiries page or give us a call at (707) 826-9663. We can reserve your slab and talk more about your burl furniture project!