The Formation of Character, Figuring, and Burl
At Out of the Woods sawmill, we understand the unique beauty that character can bring to a finished wood product. From the intricate patterns of figuring to the irregular masses of burl, each piece of wood we work with is truly one-of-a-kind.
So how is this wood character formed? The answer lies in the natural growth patterns of the trees themselves. Figuring, for example, is caused by the way that the tree's grain grows, creating unique patterns and textures that are visible on the surface of the wood. Depending on the species of tree and the growing conditions, these patterns can take on a variety of forms, from flame-like stripes to quilted patterns that resemble fabric.
Burl, on the other hand, is the result of the tree's response to stress, injury, or infection. When a tree experiences one of these factors, it can cause the growth of a burl – an irregularly shaped mass of wood that is often covered in bark. The patterns and textures that are visible on burls are truly unique, and can range from delicate swirls to bold, eye-catching designs.
At our sawmill, we take great care to preserve the natural beauty of the wood we work with, including the unique character that can be found in figuring and burl. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to mill our lumber, ensuring that each board is as flawless as possible while still retaining its natural character.
By carefully selecting and processing each piece of wood, we are able to create finished products that are truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you are looking for a striking piece of furniture, a beautiful hardwood floor, or a unique accent piece, our lumber with its character will provide a natural beauty that can't be replicated.
It is our mission to bring out the best in each and every piece we work with. From the intricate patterns of figuring to the unique irregularities of burl, our lumber is sure to impress with its natural beauty. Choose Out of the Woods for your next project and witness the exceptional beauty that each piece of lumber with its unique figuring and burl can bring to your finished product.