What Burl Wood Projects to Take On During the COVID-19 Quarantine
21st Apr 2020
Is COVID-19 quarantine finding you with a lot of extra time on your hands?
Perhaps you are feeling the financial strain of not having enough work.
If you are good with your hands though and have a basic understanding of woodworking, you could potentially make some money while staying busy at the same time.
Because of the unique appearance of Burl Wood, items made with it are really popular right now.
There are still plenty of people who have money to spend on these items.
What Is Burl Wood?
When you work with maple or oak, you know that the wood has come from a maple or oak tree respectively. Burl wood is different. There is no such thing as a burl tree.
A burl is a growth or nodule on the side of a tree’s trunk - be it an elm, a maple, a chestnut, etc. It is a spot where the wood grain stops growing up and starts growing out instead.
This growth results in a beautifully exotic and wild-looking grain pattern in the wood that is one of a kind.
It typically takes 40 -50 years fоr these outgrowths tо develop ѕuсh intricate ring patterns. Thе more interesting thе textures and colors of the pattern, thе more expensive thе wood.
So what kinds of things can you make with burl wood?
Depending on your level of skill and the amount of wood you can secure, there is a wide variety of furniture pieces that are gorgeous when created with burl wood.
A nightstand or end table is the perfect place to begin. From there, you could construct a larger table or a bench that would become an immediate focal point in any room.
Perhaps you have some electrical experience and would like to dabble with a burl wood lamp.
2. Kitchen Items
Burl wood would make for a fetching cutting board - though it seems almost sacrilegious to use it for such an occasion.
A large burl wood salad bowl with a set of utensils would make for a nice addition to a kitchen though. You could also use this wood to make impressive wine stoppers.
Wood might not be the first material to jump to mind when you think about jewelry. Creating a pair of earrings or a bracelet, which are like no other, has a certain appeal.
You might even be inspired to try your hand at a burl wood watch!
4. Picture Frame
Imagine your favorite photo or image.
Now imagine it framed by the intricate swirling pattern of burl wood. A wood frame of this stature is bound to bring attention to the photo or artwork you are attempting to show off.
And speaking of artwork...
5. An Art Piece
Burl wood is so stunning to look at even its most natural form, which makes it the ideal artistic medium.
You could create a sculpture, a mobile, or any other art project that speaks to you.
Try Your Hand At Working with Burl Wood
It could be a great way to make some extra income right now.
Even if you are just looking to stay busy, in the end, you will have a gorgeous piece to call your own.
So to get started, contact us today. We will ensure that you get the best Burl Wood available.
Global Wood Source is a family-owned and operated lumber yard and mill specializing in exotic woods from around the world and rare domestics. We personally acquire and inspect each piece of log and timber obtained from forests and jungles worldwide.