While fine woodwork is always in fashion, wood crafted using the burl has the design world all aswirl. Fashioned from those knobs you see growing off the side of a tree, burl wood offers eye-pleasing patterns of unusual grains that make for beautiful conversation pieces in a room. Add some polish to your pad with a rare olive wood specimen accented by handcast bronze legs, an artfully crafted mirror or a chic credenza that is sure to spark some chatter.