burl wood

This tag appears whenever woods that are specifically burl in nature are being discussed. Burls are a spectacular natural wood formation, sadly often fatal to the tree, that result from injury and/or infections. The grain and figure is often swirled or otherwise unusual which creates incredible effects in wood crafts and art. Burls are often difficult to locate and they don’t occur on all trees, therefore they tend to be in the higher price categories of available woods. When working with burls be cautious as you never know when you will hit a rock or other debris!