Figure Types & Features
Natural growth irregularities within trees can produce stunning decorative effects when the logs are sliced using a particular method. Burrs (known as burls in America) come from growths that form on trees caused by the loss of a branch or wound to the bark.
The term figured is the most commonly used to describe particularly interesting grain pattern but Fiddleback describes a more pronounced/regular pattern while curl is more open/less obvious.
|Heavy Birds Eye
The "eye" shape, tiny pithy
Small tight clusters of knots sporadically appearing in the tree growth create a highly
Flat slicing abnormal growth
The curl cloud pattern created by
Viewing fiddleback sapele from different angles transforms the surface appearance
Pommele is used to describe a velvety mottled appearance
Extraordinary shapes in quilted
Crotch wood is cut from the