Asian burlwood furniture
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Description:Use[ edit ] A burled spruce log carved for use as a railing with built-in seats on a log cabin Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty and rarity. There are a number of well-known types of burls each from a particular species ; these are highly valued and sliced into veneers for furniture, inlay in doors, picture frames , household objects, automobile interior paneling and trim , musical instruments, and woodturning. Such burls sometimes appear as groups of bulbous protrusions connected by a system of rope -like roots. Almost all burl wood is covered by bark , even if it is underground. Burl wood is very hard to work with hand tools or on a lathe because its grain is twisted and interlocked, causing it to chip and shatter unpredictably.