A burl is an abnormal growth on a tree. Sometimes these burls can cover a large amount of a tree. These are the ones we look for to build a burl pool table. Most of the logs for these tables originate from the Wind River Range in Wyoming. In addition to Wyoming, Colorado is another location for these logs.
Once we get the logs they need to be pressure washed to remove the bark. After they are washed they get milled into usable stock for a pool table. Now time to actually do some building. A burl table takes approximately 200 man hour to complete. Due to the irregular shapes of a burl table the sanding process consumes a large number of hours. Once all that work is complete we can finally apply the finish.
The burl table is more of a rustic style. In addition to the rustic design we also build tables that are more contemporary.