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What is "burl"? If you are shopping for a wood product, you may have encountered the term burl and you may have heard it in conjunction with the type of wood being used, for instance, maple burl.  A burl is an abnormal growth in the wood, similar to a tumor or scab in a human.   Although it can happen on any type of tree, burls themselves are rare and prized in woodworking.  "Normal" Wood Normal wood grain runs in one direction, lengthwise along the trunk and branches of a tree. This gives wood certain characteristics that are so well...

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Rustic weddings are all the rage, especially here in Colorado.  Couples are looking for that down home, country feel.  They want to capitalize on the beauty that surrounds us and are looking for the right wedding decor to fit their style.  From wood accented pieces to mason jar decor, we have put together a collection of items that will be perfect for your rustic wedding.  And as our gift to the happy couple, we are offering 10% off your purchase, just use IDO as a promo code at checkout.   Find the perfect wedding decor, not some disposable junk, but...

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furniture, handcrafted, handmade, rustic, woodworking -

We here at CrookedWood, pride ourselves on building and selling unique pieces made by hand, using top-grade materials. To serve demanding markets and lower costs, modern innovation offers an alternative with mass-produced furniture; however, handcrafted and mass-produced furniture are vastly different. Handcrafted Twisted Juniper stump end table - inlaid with turquoise. Quality or Quantity? For furniture quality and durability, consider who manufactured the pieces. These items are usually handcrafted with great care by an artisan passionate about woodworking, making each piece unique. Using reclaimed or natural wood products means your hand crafted piece is truly one of a kind -...

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cabin, lodge, rustic wedding, rustic wedding gifts, wedding gifts -

Wedding season is upon us and rustic weddings are the rage!  If the bride and groom have chosen a rustic, western or outdoor themed wedding, why not give them a gift that they will remember and that fits their style. Handmade Every love story is unique, so why not commemorate their love with a one of a kind handmade unique gift.  Especially one that brings some nature to the nature lovers.   Rustic Are the bride and groom saying their vows in the great outdoors?  Are mason jars and cowboy boots the decor of choice?  Most couples choose a wedding...

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American West, Edward Curtis, Indians, Native Americans, Photography -

Most people have not heard of Edward Curtis, which is a shame. This man, who lived from 1868 – 1952, made it his life’s mission to capture as much of the various Native American cultures as he could. He did this through photography, writing, sound recordings and early film. This was his obsession and it carried great personal and financial cost.  In 1895, Curtis owner of a Seattle portrait studio, took his first portrait of a Native American—Princess Angeline, the eldest daughter of Chief Seattle of the Duwamish tribe. Then in 1898, Curtis had a chance meeting that set him...

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