Home, Sweet Home

When Chris called one of his "burl fairies" in Sweet Home, Oregon, he had a special request: "I want the biggest burl you can get your hands on."

DETAILS: Big Leaf Maple Burl, natural bark edge, bark inclusions, turned and carved legs, grain enhanced with light stain, matte finish
SIZE: 23" w x 14" h
PRIVATE COLLECTION 

HomeSweetHome Burl DSC 0115 When the long haul tractor trailer showed up at Chris's studio in Somerset, Kentucky, the driver asked, "Where do you want it?" The it was a 3,500-pound burl which Chris and the driver rolled out of the truck into his backyard with a tremendous thud. "First of all the size of the burl was stunning, but when I cut into it I immediately realized the whole thing was veneer quality," Chris said. "I knew right away this was something special."