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Burl Wood

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Wood burls grow as deformities on a tree trunk or branch that has suffered particular stress. Although their natural appearance is not particularly attractive, when cut for use in large sculpting, woodturning or furniture projects, they reveal an incredible variety of texture in the grain that produces stunning results.

Burls often grow in large sizes, several feet in length, which makes them ideal for creating large-scale unique works of art. They can serve as the basis for a variety of sculpting or other woodcraft projects.

Our selection of burl wood and root balls have magnificent texture, color and figure. Our selection of custom pieces are some of the finest to be found, and we have hand-selected some of our best pieces for your projects.

"If you love wood; the feel, the smell of wood, as I do, Susan and Les can relate... they will find exactly what you need for your special project."
Jose, Woodcarver Artist

Burl Wood - Products

Note: our wood products are sold with no guarantee of moisture content.
Send us an email or call (800) 556-3106 with any questions or to request more specific photos of a piece.

Big Leaf Maple (Burly Figure)
Big Leaf Maple (Burly Figure)
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
MB 4A:
4 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 2" Natural top.
MB 4A
$7.00
SOLD!
MB 9.5C:
9.5 x 6 x 5 WAS $20, now $17
MB 9.5C
$17.00
MB 6 3/4 A:
6 3/4 x 4 x 4to5" Angular. WAS $20, now $17
MB 6 3/4 A
$17.00
MB 8E:
8" x 4.25" x 3"
MB 8E
$20.00
MB 10 7/8A:
10 7/8 x 6 x 4 WAS $30, now 24
MB 10 7/8A
$24.00
MB 10F:
10 1/2 x 10 x 1 1/2
MB 10F
$25.00
SOLD!
MB 9A:
9x7.75x3
MB 9A
$25.00
MB 21A:
1x12x21
MB 21A
$26.00
SOLD!
MB 7D:
7" x 4.5" x 4"
MB 7D
$26.00
MB 14D:
14.5" x 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" Natural top.
MB 14D
$32.00
MB 24E:
5x15x24
MB 24E
$35.00
MB 13A:
8x12x13
MB 13A
$36.00
MB 25K:
5x11x25
MB 25K
$36.00
MB 8M:
8" x 8" x 2.5"
MB 8M
$40.00
SOLD!
MB 26A:
3x9x26
MB 26A
$40.00
MB 13M:
6x10x13
MB 13M
$48.00
MB 16D:
16 x 10 x 4
MB 16D
$55.00
SOLD!
MB 18J:
Spalt, burl 18" x 13.5" x 5"
MB 18J
$55.00
MB 22C:
2x17x25
MB 22C
$60.00
MB 14C:
14 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 3 1/2
MB 14C
$65.00
MB 8B:
8" x 8" x 5.75" Natural top, curly
MB 8B
$66.00
MB 23A:
2X17X23
MB 23A
$70.00
MB 13N:
11x13x13
MB 13N
$70.00
MB 18H:
18 x 13" x 2.5"
MB 18H
$75.00
MB 33A:
33.5" x 24" x 3"
MB 33A
$75.00
MB 26C:
26.75" x 10.75" x 2.25" no bark inclusions!
MB 26C
$75.00
HHTL 19:
6x11x16
HHTL 19
$76.00
MB 23D:
6x17x23
MB 23D
$84.00
MB 23B:
2x10x23
MB 23B
$90.00
MB 13C:
9x13x13
MB 13C
$90.00
MB 18I:
18.5" x 16.5" x 4" Curly-burly
MB 18I
$100.00
MB 12B:
Burly and Curly Pedestal. 12" x 8" x 4". Exceptional!
MB 12B
$100.00
MB 19N:
7x16x19
MB 19N
$125.00
SOLD!
MB 20D:
20.5" x 10" x 17.5"
MB 20D
$150.00
SOLD!
MB 24A:
24.5" x 13" x 7"
MB 24A
$150.00
MB 19M:
5x15x19
MB 19M
$160.00
MB 17B:
7x15x17
MB 17B
$190.00
MB 24C:
17x18x24
MB 24C
$260.00
Big Leaf Maple (Extreme Spalt Figure)
Big Leaf Maple (Extreme Spalt Figure)
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
MBE 22A:
22.5" x 9.75" x 3
MBE 22A
$100.00
Black Locust
Black Locust
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
BLB 4PK:
1.5" up to 5" Four pack.
BLB 4PK
$15.00
BLB 13A:
Black Locust burl 13.5" x 13.5" x 6.5"
BLB 13A
$45.00
BLB 14A:
14" x 13" 7.5"
BLB 14A
$120.00
Buckeye (Burl Figure)
Buckeye (Burl Figure)
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
BEB 10G:
4x6x10
BEB 10G
$15.00
BEB 5B:
5" x 5" x 3"
BEB 5B
$24.00
BEB 6X:
6" x 6" x 2"
BEB 6X
$25.00
BEB 14J:
14" x 10" x 1-5/8" Was $50, now $32.50
BEB 14J
$32.50
BEB 6W:
6" x 6" x 3"
BEB 6W
$39.00
SOLD!
BEB 9L:
9" x 8.5" x 4" Was $75, now $48.75
BEB 9L
$48.75
BEB 10V:
10" x 10" x 3"
BEB 10V
$75.00
SOLD!
BEB 16A:
16" x 9.5" x 3"
BEB 16A
$75.00
BEB 10Q:
10" x 10" x 5" Was $119, now $77.35
BEB 10Q
$77.35
SOLD!
BEB 20B:
20" x 15.5" x 5" Was $125, now $81.25
BEB 20B
$81.25
BEB 26C:
26.5" x 14" x 4" Natural top
BEB 26C
$90.00
BEB 14K:
14" x 12" x 3"
BEB 14K
$110.00
Mixed Species (Mixed Figure)
Mixed Species (Mixed Figure)
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
ASHB 6A:
Ash burl 6" x 5.5" x 4.75"
ASHB 6A
$10.00
ASHB 6B:
Ash burl 6.5" x 6.5" x 3.75
ASHB 6B
$10.00
ASHB 9A:
Ash burl 9.5" x 6.5" x 4"
ASHB 9A
$15.00

One popular use of burls is to carefully plane, sand and finish them to create a beautifully-textured surface that can be used as a coffee table or other decor item. In doing this, retaining the naturally rough, unkempt edges of the burl wood in your finished piece of furniture will display eye-catching contours and really show off the uniqueness of the wood.

The figured patterns and bold colors found in the grain of burl wood are unlike any other wood design, which makes them highly-prized for showing off fine craftsmanship. These attributes are so valued that an entire industry has been built around producing artificial "look-alike" wood burl veneer. But, of course, the texture and intensity of natural wood coloration are far superior to veneer alternatives.

Because the pigment of maple wood burls is light in color compared to most other wood species, you have many options for finishing your wood pieces. Whether you prefer to to maintain the natural tone of the wood, or use a darker stain or oil, or apply lacquer for a more highly polished appearance, is completely up to you.

Enjoy browsing the burl wood we have available, and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or to request additional photos!

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