Custom burl wood furniture
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I have a 200 year-old Persimmon burl ball that weighs over a ton, and this page
documents my plans to create a pair of custom made burl wood art deco club
chairs, using the wood from the tree ball.
Cutting the burl slabs
The plan is to clean-up the ancient persimmon stump, using a chain saw to cut
out six slabs, which will be shaped and finished into an art deco club chair.
The burl slabs will be used for the side and back pieces, (and trim along the
bottom), with custom-made plush leather cushions for the seat and back.
I also want two slices from the trunk end of the stump, highly polished to show
the rings, mounted on the back panel of each chair.
There will be three large slabs, plus a small strip at the front-bottom, and the
pieces will be cut to roughly these sizes, ro replicate a 1930's art deco club
Samples of hand made art deco club chairs
Chair design (c) 2008 by Donald K. Burleson - All rights