Friday, July 17, 2015

Burled Wood for the Win

Milo Baughman made Burled wood furniture cool in the 60's. So of course, with the MCM craze, it's become a sought after design element.

Milo Baughman's Burl wood console via 1stdibs

Jonathan Adler's Bond Console Table

A Burl is a growth on the root of a tree usually caused by an insect or mold infestation. The "burl" is then cut off and veneers are sliced from it to be used in furniture, doors, cabinetry inlays and even in car interiors.

It's grain is intensely twisted and swirled creating a stunning work of art. 

Here are some stunning spaces that have used burled wood.

Williams Sonoma Wythe Console

Designer: Joan Nemirow | Architect: McKee Patterson

Architectural Digest

Thomas O'Brien

Tami Ramsay

Lilly Bunn

Megan Winters

McGill Design

Grant K. Gibson

Rose Uniacke's London Home

Jonathan Adler's Bond End Table

Ashley Goforth Design

F. Schumacher

Tompkins Lloyd Interiors

Laurann Claridge

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Burled wood is a favorite, a few years back I found two round burled wood sides table for a client, they were so chic. I wish I had them for me now!