Any uses for Willow Burl

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by swoper posted 04-19-2010 10:21 PM 1443 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View swoper's profile


59 posts in 2643 days

04-19-2010 10:21 PM

Hi everyone I have 2 very gnarly willows on the property, today I sliced a piece off a branch that fell and it has interesting grain but is extremely light and I’m not sure what it can be used for other then turning material. I have soo much burl I hate to think it not worth harvesting, any ideas guys?

-- Harry, Jackson Mi

2 replies so far

View tblank's profile


57 posts in 2389 days

#1 posted 04-20-2010 06:43 PM

Accent pieces. inlays, banding, boxes, contrast pieces. Or even something functional like mallets, chisel handles, or storage boxes for your FINE cutting or carving tools. It’s endless. If you’ve got enough for a project, all the better. I’m referring to the burl. The lumber could be used for hobby stuff like boats or airplanes, if it’s light weight with integrity.

View EricRFP's profile


106 posts in 2513 days

#2 posted 04-21-2010 03:15 AM

Post a photo of the wood and the burls please.

-- Eric, NorCal

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics