Large Cherry Burl Bowl (18SF29=SC342) SOLD

dimensions: 16 x 13.5 x 6" ht, 3/8" wall thickness



  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl was turned from a cherry burl that I purchased from a logger in the UP of Michigan, near the south shore of Lake Superior. A view of the burl is shown above, trimmed and on the lathe. The bowl was turned to have a bark edge except for the small areas where the burl was cut from its log. These areas are on the top and bottom in the image of the burl below. This was necessary to best show the beautiful grain figuring of the wood. It is interesting to observe exactly where the burl intersects with the straight grain of the log. The bark edge follows the outer contour of the burl. The grain figuring is best described as mottled agate and bird’s eye. The red colors give a richness to these patterns. There are also some darker lines from spalting, and from a narrow bark inclusion. These are sealed and stable. The bowl was turned using handheld tools on a lathe from green wood, dried for several months, and sanded to 600 grit. The bowl was sealed with two coats of tung oil, hand sanded after each coat, and finished with a buffed thin coat of beeswax and walnut oil. This finish is considered food safe so this bowl can be used to serve and display food. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. Cherry wood always darkens as it ages giving it a rich patina. This bowl is has a great look and feel and would be a nice centerpiece for a table.


    All my bowls are can be returned for a full refund if you are unsatisfied for any reason within 60 days. You must only pay the return shipping.

  • Laminated Info Card

    All of my bowls come with a laminated card with images of the bowl and burl, a complete description of the bowl and making process, and the artist's bio on the back side. There is no price on the card so it can be used if the bowl is given as a gift.


Artistic lathe turned wood bowls from Lake Superior area

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