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What is burled walnut wood?

What is burled walnut wood?

What is Burl Wood (aka Burled Wood)? A wood burl happens when a tree has a growth or deformity due to infestation or illness (some kind of stress). It’s found in oak, maple, walnut, cherry, ash, redwood, and other tree species. It’s usually found in the roots, curled branches, or large rounded “warts” on the tree.

How much is a walnut burl worth?

How Do You Evaluate the Value of Wood Burl?

Common Burl Species Price Range (Depending on Size and Grain)
Oak Burl $95.00 – $2,795.00
Elm Burl $75.00 – $1,550.00
Walnut Burl $390.00 – $6,953.00
Maple Burl $95.00 – $2,795.00

Where can I find burled wood?

A burl is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is usually found on the trunk, at the base of the tree, and sometimes underground in the form of a rounded outgrowth.

Why is burled wood expensive?

Burlwood is very expensive because of its beauty and rarity. Some wood, like the burr maple, is made from a maple’s burl and is one of the most beautiful woods used in making furniture and other wood designs. Another reason burlwood is highly sought after, yet expensive, is because it’s difficult to work with.

What kind of wood is burled?

Burl wood comes from different types of trees. The most common are redwood, maple, walnut, oak and cherry. 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.

How much is burled wood worth?

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 wood burl?

Burlwood can be available from $25 to $200 and also from $500 to $5,000, and more.

What does burled wood look like?

A burl is a growth on a tree formed from unsprouted bud tissue. The burl forms large, knobby-looking growths on the base and trunk of the tree. Stress caused by injury, fungus, a virus, or insects creates intense grain patterns. In addition, rapid growth in burls causes further stress and pressure on the wood.

Can burled wood be refinished?

If some of the burl wood is in great condition but some is damaged, you could paint part of the piece (like the top or the body) and leave the rest unpainted for a two-tone look.

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