Burl Orb

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Burl Orb

Wood: Oak
Dimensions: Measures 3 3/4 inches tall and has a diameter of 13 inches
Finish: Clear Wax
For Indoor Use Only


My sweet hubbie brought home a lovely oak burl. Not sure where he found it, as he is prone to wander the woods and such places where trees grow. The rub was, the darn thing was small. So I put it on the shelf knowing I'd eventually I figure out what it wanted to be.

Turns out it wanted to be an orb.

The grain patterns on this one are beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. There are swirls and patterns and colors that the magic of digital photography just doesn't understand.

When I started turning orbs I had home office and functionality in mind. With the shift to working from home I feel that minimalism and multi-function in home accessories is important .

Orbs are both frivilous and useful.
Frivilous in that they appear to do nothing but look pretty.
Useful in that they actually serve a purpose -- they camouflage your stuff.

I'll explain. Think about all the things that end up on your desk; papers, notes, pens, books and whatever else you have cluttering your desk.

Before you walk away from your desk you probably tidy it up. Stack up those files and papers and books and what knot. Looks neater, right? But does it look good?
Now set a beautiful orb on top of that stack of books and papers and it looks decorator. It's a trick of home improvement shows to use accessories to make the functional look appealing.

And no. It won't roll away. While the orb is indeed round, the bottom is flat.