Burl wood is one of the most favorite types of wood thanks to its timeless beauty, splendor, and ability to evoke emotions. Although burls are found worldwide, only 5% to 10% of trees have burls. Some of the most popular burls are Redwood Burl, Bigleaf Maple Burl, and Claro Walnut Burl.
Burls can be simply understood as knots on trees. They are grain characteristics caused by environmental stress like injury, fungus, viruses, insects, and other kinds of damage. Burlwood is a tree or a part of a tree that has a burl. The patterns of burlwood can vary from lace redwood, birds-eye maple, redwood burl, curly redwood, marbling to black walnut curl.
2. Why is Burl Wood a desirable piece of furniture?
Besides the ability to breathe emotions into your house through the beauty and splendor of the grain patterns, the uniqueness of each piece is also a reason for their scarcity. There are no two pieces with exactly the same characteristics. The older the burl pieces are, the more precious they are because old-growth ones have distinct coloration, burly grain, mineral staining, or voids, and no sapwood.
Another reason burlwood is highly sought after despite its costly price is that it is difficult to manipulate. Due to the twisted and interlocked nature, burlwood is very difficult to cut and whittle without splitting it. Once it splits, the entire project may be ruined.
Many people find an emotional connection to the redwoods in general and to burl wood slabs in specific. Using a piece of burl wood slab for furniture, we believe that you could bring a designer look to your home that will wow all your guests.
3. Top 5 best table legs for a Burl top
Let’s take a look at the 5 top picks of metal table legs recommended by Flowyline that can make your Burl tabletops even more alluring. All of the legs are available in different dimensions and are made from the highest quality steel, very easy to put together, and durable for all types of material table tops with up to 600lbs weight capacity.
3.1 Wishbone Metal Table Legs
If you are a minimalist and want to keep your living space as much simple as possible, Wishbone table legs are an absolute must-have match for your table. Natural burl wood slabs combined with epoxy will look stylish and stunning on Wishbone legs while keeping the whole table decent enough to blend well with other interior furniture. Only the simplicity of Wishbone can compliment the natural beauty of burlwood while leaving a fresh and aesthetic impression on your house.
3.2 Radix Metal Table Legs
Radix table legs are another perfect choice for burl tops if you want something more striking and individual to highlight your house. There are so many details to love about this graceful and gorgeous design. Their unique curvy lines will create a signature appearance that allows them to stand out among interior decor items. Moreover, being made from the highest quality of strong steel that has been powder coated in matte black, whether you use Radix to create console, coffee, round or side tables, you will own a functional piece of art that is not only trendy but also timelessly stylish.
3.3 Xeni Metal Table Legs
If you are looking for something sweet and smooth to add a softer vibe to your industrial burl tables, Xeni table legs are an unignorable touch to hold the pride of your burl tops. Being well-constructed with the steel of the highest quality and interesting design, these legs are sure to stay in style for many years to come. In addition to their graceful beauty, the adjustable dimensions also make them perfect to bring movement and flow into any space.
3.4 Yami Metal Table Legs
We never get out of words to praise Yami table legs. With a stylish, sturdy, and appealing appearance, they have the ability to add individuality and luxury to your living space and uplift your interior decor. Different from the above designs with curly lines, Yami is well built with strong, powerful yet slender enough edges to embrace their chic character. Regardless of round, square or rectangular burl tops, these Yami legs are incredibly versatile and durable to give your house something with an absolute artisanship.
3.5 Hatty Metal Table Legs
Hatty Metal Table Legs are an extraordinary work of art that is very inspiring and able to light up any living space with a burlwood top on. They serve as an elegant accent that can remain the bold statement of your room while adding a graceful vibe to it. With Hatty table legs, adding character and elegance to your space has never been easier.
If you want to customize these table legs to suit your tabletop or your bench, we’re ready to help you. Live chat with us at Flowyline.com or leave your email for a 3D drawing.