Burl wood furniture is highly desirable for carving art and furniture mainly because it is not a real type of wood, but rather a growth on an existing tree. This relatively rare and expensive burl, depending on what kind of tree is extracted. Burl has a grain pattern which can be marked by wood curls in various directions or a number of other patterns determined by the overall shape of the deformity of the tree. Burl this makes it difficult to carve, but especially beautiful when it does so with skill.
Focus all your cutting tools. This is extremely important because the grain pattern of burl wood furniture cut makes unpredictably when the tools are not sharp. You may find that instead of removing a small curvature of the wood, you remove much by mistake. Sharp tools decrease the likelihood of this happening.
Use a table saw, band saw, or other suitable timber carve saw the largest burl in the basic shape you want. Work slowly when you do this. Chisel out the fine details of burl wood furniture with a sharp chisel and hammer. Chiseling pieces that should not exceed 1/4 of the time. Smooth with burl wood furniture rasps followed by progressively finer grades of sandpaper.