Trees across the Adirondacks become stressed by an injury, virus or fungal infection which affects the growth hormones in many of them.
The different malformations caused by this, ironically make grain patterns and external shapes that become admirable to the wood worker.
They are used by artists, furniture makers, wood turners, lamp manufacturers and many others.
Paul takes one inch slabs from small burls that are cut perpendicularly to the trunk and uses them to make bases for our accent lights. Larger burls are chosen by their pleasing shape to become one of a kind lamp bases and then, based on size they are topped off with a complimentary shade by Teresa.