Burl furniture is a trademark of true-handcrafted rustic furniture. Our expert artisans at Littlebranch Farms consider burl wood to be highly prized components of any design because of the unique grain patterns they lend to our handcrafted, rustic furniture.
What is burl wood and where does it grow? Burl wood is a type of fast-growing, abnormal growth found on some trees. It grows because the tree has experienced some sort of environmental stress or damage, which is often caused by either a fungal attack or an attack by insects. Many of these unique burls are hidden within the tree’s root system. These hidden treasures can have a variety of patterns such as lace redwood, birds-eye maple, redwood burl, curly redwood, marbling or black walnut curl. This unusual and intriguing natural wood component is highly desired by woodturners, gun makers and furniture craftsmen around the world. It can be found in the form of veneer, lumber, turning blocks and reclaimed wood slabs.
Burl wood furniture
At Littlebranch Farm, our master artisans use natural wood burl to craft one-of-a-kind custom burl furniture. We use them in natural wood slabs to create rustic tables, twisted juniper lamps, rustic beds, rustic fireplace mantels, rustic office desk, rustic bathroom vanities and reclaimed rustic dining tables. Working with the natural free-form and live-edge wood slabs, our artisans combine burl wood slabs with many different styles of bases. One style is a natural root base which creates a raw, organic and untampered 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 metal bases to create a contemporary rustic furniture look.
Like all of our furniture, we can design the perfect base to complete the look you want. We believe that the warmth and beauty of natural wood furniture is a complement to any home decor.
Our craftsmen are skilled collaborative artists who work closely with our customers to design the perfect piece for any room in a house or commercial space. Once you get to know us and our work, you will soon discover that crafting rustic or reclaimed wood furniture is only limited by your imagination. You will also discover that the true hidden beauty of all our designs lies within their originality, especially those containing natural burls, the focal point of many of our more creative and celebrated pieces.