The Best Burl Wood Pieces for the Home

Beautiful burl wood pieces have never been more accessible.

The Best Burl Wood Pieces for the Home
A collage of burl wood pieces, including a lamp, vase, vanity and end table.
The best burl wood pieces to add glamor to your abode.

Burl wood found its heyday in the design world during the ‘60s and ‘70s, but this beautiful wood grain material has been used to craft furniture and home decor as early as the turn of the 20th century. This type of natural wood actually gets its signature look from environmental stressors such as injury, fungus, viruses or insects that create unique variations and grain patterns as they grow. Furniture makers and woodworkers eventually began to notice the beautiful changes these factors made to the material and started using burl wood to craft chairs, console tables, dressers, wood coffee tables and more. But don’t worry, any item made from burl wood that’s sold on the market has been heavily pressure washed and processed to get rid of debris or growth from the tree trunk while preserving its one-of-a-kind design.

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Today, pieces made with this unique type of wood—be they new, vintage or antique—are in high-demand and fetch top dollar, so you’ll likely need to see your next burl wood purchase as an investment piece. However, as styles from the 1960s and ‘70s remain best selling fixtures of today’s top industry trends, finding a beautiful burl wood piece for the home has never been more accessible. From stunning canopy beds to elevated kitchen essentials, here are 15 gorgeous and high quality items made with this beloved material to bring a bit of yesteryear glamor to your abode. 

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The Best Burl Wood Home Decor and Furniture

  • 2-seater chair in burl wood with purple stained oak edge

    Uchronia for The Invisible Collection Sunny 2 Chair

    Forget the loveseat. This striking piece is Parisian design collective Uchronia’s homage to the ancient confidente chair and comfortably seats two while providing personal space for each inhabitant. The upholstery fabric, wood, and finish can all be customized to create the statement seating of your dreams. 

    $10,560, Shop Now
  • Burl Veneer Small Teardrop Vase by Ladorada

    Ladorada Burl Veneer Small Teardrop Vase

    This handcrafted Columbian vase makes an ideal home for your fresh-from-the-garden (or greenmarket) blooms. The high-gloss lacquer finish offers an elevated touch for a decor piece you’ll reach for over and over again.

     

    $550, Shop Now
  • Arteriors cocktail cabinet in dark burl wood

    Arteriors Manhattan Cocktail Cabinet

    Don Draper, eat—er, drink—your heart out. This stunning mid-century inspired bar is made of matchbook burl wood in a toffee finish and features a stunning radial pattern that burl wood furniture aficionados will adore. There’s plenty of room for spirits, wine and glass storage to enliven at-home happy hours and late night cocktail parties alike.

    $11,115, Shop Now
  • A platform canopy bed in burl wood

    RH Bardot Burl Panel Platform Canopy Bed

    While this piece is designed to honor the minimalistic geometric forms that dominated 1970s postmodernism, RH’s Bardot Burl Panel Platform Canopy Bed still makes quite a statement. The product is available in three finishes: Blond Mappa Burl (shown here), Caramel Oak Burl, and Espresso Walnut Burl to score just the look you’re going for.

    From $5,546, Shop Now
  • wall mirror with a burl wood frame

    Lulu & Georgia Bree Burl Wood Mirror

    Your bare hallway wall is just begging to be adorned with one (or two) of these burl wood beauties. This handcrafted mirror is both non-toxic and GREENGUARD Certified for a purchase you can feel extra-good about bringing into your home.

    $219, Shop Now
  • matte dark burl wood cabinet with lucite & antique brass door pulls

    France & Son Clifford Bath Vanity

    Another striking piece inspired by mid-century modern design, this bathroom vanity features matte dark burl wood cabinetry, Carrara marble, and lucite and antique brass pulls that will make completing your morning and evening skincare routines feel like a luxury. 

     

    $2,397, Shop Now
  • burl desk finished in olive ash and brass

    Kathy Kuo Home Landon Coastal Beach Olive Ash Wood Burl Veneer 2-Drawer Desk

    Is your WFH space in need of a design-centric upgrade? Look no further than this burl wood desk that’s finished in olive ash and brass. Each piece is handcrafted and will show slight variations so you know you’re getting a one-of-a-kind item you’ll cherish for years to come. Plus, its sleek design makes it suitable for those who are short on square footage.

    $4,550, Shop Now
  • Burl wood lamp with a square cylinder acrylic finial, a white linen rectangle shade.

    Burke Decor Jaime Young Parallel Table Lamp

    The wood used in this lamp base is burnished to best showcase its natural beauty, while an acrylic bottom and white linen lampshade allow the wood to be the star of this show. Though the piece leans modern, it’s still timeless and well suited for pairing with a range of design styles. 

    $759, Shop Now
  • Burl wood end table with clear acrylic base.

    Jonathan Adler Bond End Table

    Another effective burl wood and acrylic pairing, this side table by Jonathan Adler exudes mid-century American glamor with a modern twist. The burl wood table utilizes natural mappa wood in a rich, caramel color that will help create a more layered living space.

    $1,500, Shop Now
  • chair with matte burl veneer and white linen upholstery.

    Society Social Stella Chair

    This gorgeous barrel back chair is form meets function at its finest. Stunning matte burl wood veneer, linen upholstery, and brass ferrule hardware team up to create a chic yet ultra-comfortable chair that makes a perfect pairing for a dining table or desk. 

    $937, Shop Now
  • Burl wood chess set.

    Over the Moon Aerin Shagreen Chess Set

    While we can’t promise this swoon-worthy set will actually improve your chess game, it will certainly make it chicer. Composed of embossed shagreen, inlaid burlwood, suede lining, and zinc and gold-plated pieces, you’ll want to keep this one in mind for gifting season.

    $3,250, Shop Now
  • Burl wood tray

    Dear Keaton Leiden Burl Tray

    For the consummate hostess, this gold-handled tray is perfect for serving up breakfast in bed, creating a guest-friendly coffee corner, or for simply housing your favorite design books. Plus, it’s a stylish tool for streamlining your coffee table collection of candles, vases, and more.

     

    $142, Shop Now
  • burl nightstand with a golden frame and two drawers

    Miranda Kerr Home Tranquility 2-Drawer Nightstand

    Looking for extra storage space in a bedside table? This elegant mappa burl wood piece not only offers double the drawer space, but you’ll also find built-in outlets and USB ports in the back to ensure you never wake up with one percent battery life. 

    $1,150, Shop Now
  • Burl wood chair

    Chairish Contemporary Organic Burl Wood Chair

    This funky find is handcrafted from organic longan tree burl wood and will bring a touch of European rusticity to any room in the house. Just be sure to keep it indoors in order to preserve its lifespan and quality. 

    $2,890, Shop Now
  • chef's knife with blue-Green burl wood handle

    CB2 Lockjaw Blue-Green Burl Wood Chef’s Knife

    Perfect for the aspiring home chef, this beauty only gets better with age. Handcrafted by artisan Tony Bones of Lockjaw Knives, this piece is sure to become your favorite (and most stylish) kitchen essential. 

    $279, Shop Now
The Best Burl Wood Pieces for the Home