Burl Veneers – What Makes Them Unique

For almost all resources, defects will substantially lower the value and are not desired when making products. Burlwood is the exception to this, being highly sought after for many wood products such as burl veneer. Burlwood comes from growths on trees called burls; they are generally round lumps in the trunk or roots which form when tree growth is split and uneven. Burls have a uniquely twisted grain structure as no two of these deformities happen the same way. This produces a one-of-a-kind pattern on each piece, very desirable by timber veneer suppliers who can transform the deformed wood into beautifully patterned burl veneers.

Burls are abnormal tree growths that can occur on a tree’s stem (bole), on the roots, or on a branch. Their cause is not completely understood; theories include a genetic tendency or a reaction to either a virus or a fungus. Possibly, all of these factors contribute to a varying degree. Some sources also attribute it to injury. Burlwood comes from growths on trees called burls; they are generally round lumps in the trunk or roots which form while the tree is growing. Their cause is not completely understood but can be caused the due injury, a reaction to a virus or fungus, or when tree growth is split and uneven. Burls have a uniquely twisted grain structure as no two of these deformities happen the same way. This produces a one-of-a-kind pattern on each piece, very desirable by timber veneer suppliers who can transform the deformed wood into beautifully patterned burl veneer panels.

Processed Forest Products are trusted timber veneer suppliers producing high-quality burl veneers in Sydney. Our expert craftspeople can produce stunning burl patterns and strong, long-lasting veneers; contact Forest Products today for a quote!

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