Burniture is the art of burning beautiful designs into furniture. The burled background and clear pattern you see create the signature Burniture look. Each piece takes anywhere from 20-300+ hours and all are unique. Once completed all pieces are covered with three coats of polyurethane finish to protect. Since the burning process is permanent it makes all Burniture product durable and long lasting.
I am Douglas Lake, the proud creator of "Burniture". Burniture was born in 1996 when I would take wooden plaques, a burning tool, someone's name and create a great gift. One day my parents, after having a new kitchen installed, asked me to make them three bar stools for their kitchen island. Now many years later I am happy to say numerous kitchen islands are suited with Burniture bar stools. Since then Burniture has expanded to other amazing pieces of furniture, wall art, lazy susans, and endless designs. Burniture is one of two (The Art of Inspiration) Art business that I own along with a Martial Arts and Wellness School in Owings Mills. I am an artist member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and also attended the Schuler School of Art. I was born and raised in Towson and have lived in Baltimore for over 30 years. I love Baltimore Sports and that is reflected in many of my designs. I hope you enjoy perusing my new website and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.