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What is burl furniture?

What is burl furniture?

Burl Wood Furniture and Accessories Burled wood is thick and resists splitting, so it’s ideal for building furniture and decor with unique designs. It’s also often cut into thin layers and used as veneer for furniture, musical instruments, automobile paneling, and more.

Is burl wood valuable?

Most burls, especially layered burls, are not particularly valuable. On the other hand, a larger eyed burl in good condition should bring $25 to $200 depending on size, species and condition. I have had burls up to 8 feet in diameter, and many in the 4-5 foot range. Those can be worth $500 or more.

How much is a burl worth?

Tree burls are worth $25 to $200, depending on the type of burl, the tree from which it is cut, the size of the burl, and the quality of the burl (minimal defects). However, the best burls can cost over $25,000.

What is a burl in wood?

A burl is made up of a tree’s bud tissue that has not sprouted into foliage or grown into a twig. It has a woody or barked surface. As a burl grows, it incorporates the tree’s undeveloped buds that surround it and folds them into its expanding form.

Are burls expensive?

Before you get too excited about decking out your home with burl everything, note that unfortunately, such pieces are often quite expensive. In fact, burl furniture often costs several thousands of dollars, especially if you’re purchasing a vintage item.

What is the most expensive burl wood?

Amboyna Burl
Amboyna Burl, Pterocarpus indicus, is the World’s rarest and most expensive burl, possessing incredible colors and patterns.

How can you tell if wood is burl?

Identify burls as rounded protrusions from, or rings around, the trunk. Most burls look like bark-covered balls that are partially embedded into the trunk. Some are the size of tennis balls or even smaller, while rare finds can be larger than a beach ball.

Why is a burl valuable?

Every piece of burl wood is unique, and this is one reason they are considered rare and valuable. They come in a variety of sizes and have different grains and color of wood. In fact, it would be near impossible to find two pieces exactly alike.

What is the rarest wood on earth?

Agar Wood. Agarwood is famous for the tea, oil, and perfume that it produces. It’s hefty price tag is thanks to its incredibly high demand and extreme rarity – it’s one of the rarest trees in the world.

Can I cut a burl off a tree?

You should never cut burl wood from a living tree. Excising a bit of its trunk can kill the entire plant. No matter how beautiful a burl you have found, you need to skip it if the tree’s still alive.