Understanding Figured Woods

In the world of furniture and decor, wood has always been a staple material.  For its relative strength, relation to natural and intrinsic beauty, fine wood furniture has always been coveted by furniture manufacturers and designers.

Figured wood refers to the aesthetic side of a wood, primarily in relation to the patterns it shows. Some people may argue that all woods are figured woods because they all have patterns on them. But, what is exactly meant by figured wood is wood that gives us a certain three-dimensional effect. Not all woods have this particular effect. Therefore, not all woods can be called figured woods.

The effect on figured wood is caused by a combination of natural factors, like diseases or abnormalities. Those abnormalities will then be highlighted by the cutting technique to make them more visible.

There are many types of figured wood out there. Some of the more popular ones are burr, pommel, and birdseye. Burr is the most popular among them. It is normally taken from a kind of deformation on a tree. Burr figured wood will give your room a warm tone with its brown to the dark orange color range.

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