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It's a Burl - Must see places in Oregon

Updated on September 11, 2014
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The author is an amateur artist and photographer that loves to travel with her husband of 35 years.

It's a Burl in Kerby, OR

I think as you look through the pictures below you will understand why it is on my "Must See List" for travel in Oregon!

Burlwood's are often described as exotic woods due to their distinctive marking. The woods they use are Black Oak, Black Walnut, Buckeye, Madrone, Manzanita, Maple, Myrtle, Olive, and Redwood.

I believe they told us there are ten craftsman creating these pieces now.

From Tricycles to very unique chairs, each one absolutely unique and handcrafted entirely of this Burlwood.

"It's a Burl"

Tricycle made from Burl Wood - The details in this trike are amazing

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I loved this little tricycle, isn't it just adorable. I almost believe you could ride it!

Beautiful hand carved pieces

These next two are hand carved.

A gorgeous carousel horse, that just sits on the porch...how inviting it must be to children.

I love the hand carved old man with the sign that says "Oh Wow", because that is exactly what you say when you walk into the door of their shops. "Oh wow, look at that"...."Oh Wow, isn't that gorgeous!"

Hand carved carousel horse - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Hand carved carousel horse
Hand carved carousel horse

Hand carved man "Oh Wow" - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

oh wow hand carved man
oh wow hand carved man

Scary things at It's a Burl - Gotta love it

Scary things at it's a burl
Scary things at it's a burl

Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Do you like to Rock?

Rocking horses and Rocking chairs made of burls

Below is an example of a Rocking Chair and a Rocking Horse made entirely out of Burlwood. It is just amazing how they find each perfect piece to make these.

It makes you wonder, do they have something in mind when they sit down to create, or does the wood "speak" to them and invite them on their creative path?

I love to stop here on my way to Medford.

by CCGal at Squidoo

Rocking chair at It's a Burl - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair

Rocking horse at It's a Burl - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Rocking horse
Rocking horse

Another Rocking Chair at It's a Burl - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Another rocking chair
Another rocking chair

Check out this Bicycle

The Bicycle below is made of burlwood

The Bicycle below is made of burlwood, even down to the wheels and spokes. The license plate says "It's a Burl" on it.

Bicycle made of Burl wood - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Bicycle made of Burl wood
Bicycle made of Burl wood

It's a Burl license plate - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

It's a Burl license plate
It's a Burl license plate

It's a Burl is one of those places that catches your eye

by john101477 of Squidoo

Now travel outside...

If you can talk yourself into leaving the shops, then take a walk around the entire grounds.

They allow you to watch them work, or explore the treehouses, with their cozy little swings below.

Tree house at It's a Burl - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Tree house at It's a Burl
Tree house at It's a Burl

Awesome Tree House - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Awesome Tree House
Awesome Tree House

Cool Tree House at It's a Burl in Oregon - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Cool Tree house photo
Cool Tree house photo

Even the golf carts have been remodeled in wood - Decorated with Burl wood and cute signs

Even their carts have character
Even their carts have character

Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

They have little carts that are decorated with burlwood, and cute little signs.

A doghouse that is so unique, your dog would be the envy of the neighborhood if he had one like it!

They have scary looking things...

and the "Hunky Dory"

Little Train at It's a Burl - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Little train
Little train

A doghouse at It's a Burl - How would your dog like a house like this?

The Burl wood doghouse. Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie A cute doghouse at It's a Burl.
The Burl wood doghouse. Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie A cute doghouse at It's a Burl.

The Hunky Dory at It's a Burl - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

The Hunky Dory at It's a Burl
The Hunky Dory at It's a Burl

Recently they've added a self-contained waterfall and colored the water

by CCGal at Squidoo

Are you hoping...someday to make it to the "Pearly Gates"?

Well at "It's a Burl" you can travel through the "Burly Gates"

Take a look at the outside of one of the shops, it is also made of wood...unique, I can honestly say I have never seen another building like it!

Through the Burly Gates - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Through the Burly Gates
Through the Burly Gates

Even the buildings have character - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

The buildings with character
The buildings with character

Very cool Burl chair - Photo © by Photographer Linda Hoxie

Very cool Burl chair
Very cool Burl chair

Thanks for visiting!

I hoped you enjoyed your stay, thanks you!

Linda


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    • Deadicated LM profile image

      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Really cool Lens; I'd like to get a one way ticket to Burl, I always wanted to see the Grateful Dead in Oregon.

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      LiquidGranite1 6 years ago

      I love so much the photos. ..an innovative lens.

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      john101477 6 years ago

      It's a Burl is one of those places that catches your eye as you drive through. Usually you would just keep driving but you are automatically compelled to turn around and stop. My advise - STOP... My wife and I spent our 1st anniversary in Crescent City by way of Grants Pass and down. We talked to the owners here and one of the artists ended up giving us this piece of cut out that he could not use. Beautiful piece.

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Well, I don't know that I will ever be visiting Oregon in the body, but I feel partially complete since I have visited in the spirit!

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      VivekS 7 years ago

      Hey! What do u think - just one life is not enough to explore all the goodies that your lens shows right here,, wish to know them all, before it's too late.

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      TerriLorah 7 years ago

      What a great idea lens! I know my grandkids would love, love, love a treehouse like those.

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      missbat 8 years ago

      I live in Oregon but I've never been to Kerby! They do make some beautiful art with burls!

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      CCGAL 8 years ago

      Great pictures! I love to stop here on my way to Medford. Recently they've added a self-contained waterfall and colored the water (it was purple last time I looked) - it's quite striking as you drive by. We stop here to buy wood for some of our projects (not the cutting boards, though) and I always enjoy seeing the art. Nice lens! I just added it to my featured lenses at http://www.squidoo.com/CCCA which is my Crescent City lens. 5* to you!

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      Linda Hoxie 9 years ago from Idaho

      charlino,

      Thank you so very much!

      Linda

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      Tonie Cook 9 years ago from USA

      This is a marvelous site. Wonderful topic, and beautifully creative. Bravo!

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      Linda Hoxie 9 years ago from Idaho

      EverythingMouse,

      Thank you, I would love one too! Thanks for dropping a note, I appreciate you! :-)

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      AlisonMeacham 9 years ago

      What fabulous pictures. I would love one of those chairs!