Tuesday, June 17, 2014
obsessed: burl wood
I find myself being drawn more and more to burl wood. In design plans its always a game of mixing various textures and this is one I love to bring in. While it is actually made when trees have "burls" or deformities, it looks as though wood and marble got together and had a baby. The warmth of wood with a marble like pattern...win-win! Being that it is a rarity to find burled trees does make it a little pricier. My favorite is vintage burl pieces, especially in the style of Milo Baughmann. I have found it is easiest to find vintage pieces through sites like 1st dibs, Etsy, ect. You can find pieces that range from uber traditional to modern! Confession...I actually have a vintage burl wood parson dining table in our garage that I have no space for, yet knew I had to have and can't seem to let go of. One day there will be space right?!