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Burly Goodness: Burl Wood Furniture

By The Ugly Duckling House on Jun 19, 2012
Before this week, I didn't know what burl wood was.  I've even seen it as a desk when I was in Washington, D.C. last year for the Solar Decathlon.  Despite it being love at first sight, I didn't bother to actually find out its name.


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Come to think of it, that's not that far off from my love life in general over the last year.

Anywho, in case you're still not 100% sure about this term, let me show you a few other examples of its sheer awesomeness:

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You can find examples of this in finished form, with the wood's unique grain swirl patterns as the focal point, or you can get a raw slab, complete with all of its knotty, gnarly ends.  Another cool thing I learned is that burl wood is actually found in many different species (there are multiple online listings of walnut, oak, redwood, and maple burl).  I personally like the raw form and would kill to have a coffee table with a big hunky chunk of this in the center of the room.

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Source: google.com via Deanna on Pinterest

Hubba-hubba.

I like it especially when the wood is balanced out with industrial-style legs.  What I don't like is the price tag to get one the size I would need to build a table like this myself.  So, despite my enamored state, I'll have to love this burl-y guy from afar.  For now.

How about you?  Make any new discoveries of your own lately?  Love to hear 'em.
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