To finish up the discussion on burl, I’ve collected a few images of real and woodgrain burl. The leading image is real burl. The next handful of pictures are woodgrain burl completed by myself.
As previously discussed in the post on the definition of burl, burl is a rare find as it is a deformity of a tree. Therefore, it would make sense that a painted burl would be a smaller area. For example, an entire door wouldn’t be made of burl. Burl is found on furniture, marquetry, and other small areas.
The following are pictures of real burl from the book, Identifying wood – a fantastic reference book of real wood of many types.