I found a really unique cherry burl wood slab that I finished to bring out the details in grain. Burls are deformed outgrowth commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. This piece had so much character in the grain, I wanted to create something real special.
I knew that it would pair perfectly with a combination of real elk and whitetail antler sheds as a base. So I searched through my inventory and discovered some unique antler sheds that would work well as a strong base.
I spent most of the morning figuring out a way to form the base structurally so that the heavy live-edge wood slice (and anything put on it) would stand the test of time, literally!
A number of antler would be placed and removed to get the perfect symmetry I was looking for. My goal was to use real elk antler that required little or no alterations to keep the beauty of the antler as it was discovered on forest floor.
After sanding and finishing the cherry burl top I placed it over the base and made the final adjustments.
I’m very satisfied with the end result and have a great sense of pride for matching up 2 of Mother Natures wonders to achieve this one of a kind functional pieces of art that can be appreciated and admired for generations to come.