Sustainably sourced since 1967
George Buck, owner of Redwood Burl Source, is a living legend in the Redwood Burl industry of Northern California. Buck’s Redwood Burl business developed from his garden and landscaping company in the Carmel Valley area in 1967. While working on a project in Pebble Beach his clients needed some landscaping stones & driftwood, so George drove North searching for the right pieces. On this particular trip to Northern California, he saw some redwood slabs being cut & instantly fell in love with Burl Wood. George then bought a chainsaw & learned real fast it needed to be sharpened. Proof he was a newbie to the game (but not for long). He cut several burl slabs and took them back to Carmel Valley. The response was tremendous. With that, George opened several stores all over the California Coast. He had stores from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara, Big Sur to Carmel, Cannery Row to Sausalito, San Francisco to Eureka and several more along the way.
His fine woodwork can be found in galleries all over the US & he has been a supplier of fine reclaimed redwood to artisans & craftsmen worldwide. George’s expertise in this field has led to the success of many new artists and redwood burl business owners in the industry. George was an inspired woodworker, and taught others, sponsored families from Vietnam, of which many went onto become some of the leading carvers in the world & owned businesses as well. They have now passed this skill onto their kin, forever changing the course of their family’s legacy.
George Buck is truly a legend and one of the originators of the redwood burl industry, an artist who knows the process from decades of hands-on involvement at every level of the business. His love & enthusiasm for the craft can still be found in each and every George Buck original today.