Burl furniture is a trademark of true-handcrafted custom wood furniture. Our expert furniture makers consider burl wood to be highly prized components in any custom furniture design. Although burl is found around the world we prefer to use highly figured burl wood slabs found in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. These are highly sought after by furniture makers and Diy woodworkers alike in crafting their burl furniture. Some of the more popular are Redwood Burl, Bigleaf Maple Burl, and Claro Walnut Burl but it can also be pricey as burl is only found in 5% to 10% of trees. We prefer to only use ethically sourced wood harvested from dead standing trees or logs and root systems left behind on the forest floor by turn of the century loggers.
Burl wood furniture
What is burl wood and where does it grow? Burl wood is a type of fast-growing, abnormal growth found in some trees. It grows because the tree has experienced 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 makers around the world. It can be found in the form of veneer, lumber, turning blocks and reclaimed wood slabs.
Custom Burl wood furniture
At Littlebranch Farm, our custom furniture makers use natural live edge wood to craft one-of-a-kind custom burl furniture. We use these natural live edge 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 raw edge wood and live-edge wood slabs, our custom furniture makers combine burl wood slabs with many different styles of bases. One of these styles 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 custom 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 custom natural wood furniture is a complement to any home decor.
Custom wood furniture
Rustic Burl furniture
Our rustic furniture maker works closely with our customers to design the perfect piece. Although most of our projects are residential we also work in on commercial projects. The process is almost painless from design to finished piece in your home. Whether you work with use over the internet or visit our studio we desire to make your custom burl wood furniture dreams reality.