What is burl wood?

Karelian Birch Burl WoodBurl wood is a type of wood that is highly valued for its unique, irregular grain patterns and swirls, which are caused by the growth of a tree’s abnormal growths or “burls.” These burls can develop on any part of the tree, including the trunk, branches, or roots, and they are often harvested for their distinctive appearance.

Burl wood is used in a variety of applications, including furniture making, woodturning, and decorative woodwork. It is particularly prized for its aesthetic qualities, as well as its rarity, which can make it quite expensive. Some common types of wood that are often used for burl wood include maple, oak, walnut, and redwood, among others.