The Red Maple Burl Project. From Tree to Shining Tree I'm new to working with burls, so thought I'd start a series of events, from standing tree, to finished burl products. This is kind of a joint venture by my Son in Law, B Rogers, and myself. He may want to start a new thread of his own progress. He picked up his half the burls today and he will progress faster than I will. This will be a continuing "work in progress", with progress being slow until I complete my wood working shop. Maybe some of you guys (and gals) would like to weigh in on this slow moving project as I go along.