Trade name: Oak burl
Country of origin: All of Europe
Occurrence:Oak burl is found primarily in western and southwestern Europe (no knowledge of burl oaks in eastern Europe is available to date). It usually develops in free-standing oaks that have enough room and space to develop it.
Uses: High-quality interior finishes, as opposed to the more common knotty or rose oak, which is also used in mass-produced furniture.
Character: Oak burl presents a fascinatingly vivid veneer appearance to the observer. The burls are arranged in clearly separated groups. Due to their somewhat darker brown color, they stand out clearly from the light brown base color. Between them, the inconspicuous ring-shaped structures of the annual rings are faintly visible. The production of a uniform veneer appearance is often complicated by ingrown bark particles.
Special features: Excessive shipbuilding threatened oak forests beginning in the 18th century, but at the same time was the reason for the establishment of stands that are now schlagreif. Short-term profit cannot be made with the oak. Those who plant them must have very principled ideas about the future. Thus, the oak has stood for continuity and strength since time immemorial. The tree, which is deeply anchored in the ground, is more likely to be broken than uprooted.