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Elm burl is unique in that it is distinguished from other woods by the sinuous and intertwined veins in the wood, reminding us of marble.
Elm burl has many knots, lines and contrasting shades in the wood.
Elm burl can be made from all species of elm, such as country elm, Siberian elm and mountain elm. Indeed, on each species of elm, burr can be formed.
You will find all the necessary information to help you understand and use the elm burl. We have gathered the characteristics, specifications and information of this exceptional wood.
Outgrowth of the trunk or branches of the tree.
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Diameter of the burr
From a few centimeters to more than a meter in diameter. The larger the burl, the rarer and more valuable it is.
The size of the burl will also depend on the size of the tree on which it grows.
Hard and moisture resistant wood.
Availability of elm burl
Price of the elm burl
Take a closer look at the characteristics and uses of elm burl, as well as its different varieties and benefits as a building and decorative material.
Elm burls grow naturally on elm trees. Therefore, they can come from different parts of the world. Elms grow in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Elms can be found in many countries, including North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa.
In Europe, elms are found in France, Spain, Italy and Great Britain. In the United States, elms are common in the Midwest and Eastern regions, while in Asia, elms can be found in China, Korea and Japan.
Elm burrs can therefore come from Europe, China or North America.
The color of the elm burr is not the same according to the species from which it comes but also according to certain factors like
Generally speaking, elm burls have a yellowish brown to reddish brown color with darker markings. However, there are also elm burls that are lighter or darker in color depending on natural variations in the wood. Elm burls can have rotating patterns and stain or dent patterns, which can add additional visual interest to these unique pieces of wood.
Elm burl wood is hard, strong, elastic, durable and highly resistant to moisture.
Today, elm burl remains a highly sought after wood species for luxury furniture, flooring, decorative objects and sculptures because of its natural beauty and durable quality.
Elm burl is also highly sought after for the creation of tables with epoxy resin.
At Kuksa Shop, we use elm burl to create wooden cups.
First of all, it is important to know that there are several terms to define the burl: burl or magnifying glass.
A burl is a growth of wood that appears on the trunk or branches of a tree. To explain it simply, it is a ball that forms on the outer surface of the tree.
There are several explanations for the appearance of burrs on a tree:
Compare the textures and patterns of European and English elm burl to find the variety that will best suit your wood project.
Central and Southern Europe and North Africa
Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco
English elm burl
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