We were fortunate enough to be given some incredible vintage burr wood from a woodworking company that was closing down. Rather than letting it go to waste, they wanted it to go to a good home and we were delighted to be given the opportunity to incorporate it into some of our latest and upcoming projects. The wood itself is English walnut and dates back to the 1920s. The quality and patterning is absolutely stunning.
What is burr wood?
A burr is probably best described as a lump or bulge in the trunk of a tree. It can be caused by a foreign object or infections which creates a clump of knots. They are quite common on all types of trees. Wood cut from a burr has a highly intricate grain and is very decorative.
How are we using the donated burr?
The first piece of furniture we used it for was a walnut pedestal table. The burr created a stunning feature table surface. You can read more about this bespoke design here.
We have a number of other projects in the pipeline which will benefit from this generous gift and we are pleased to be making use of quality natural materials that would otherwise have gone to waste.