Large Wild Cherry Burl Bowl (21WS9)
dimensions: 19-20" diam at top, 9" diam at bottom x 7" ht, 1/2" wall thickness
Currently on display at my Hovland shop
Please contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu for purchase information
Detailed Info about bowl
This bowl was turned from a large wild cherry burl that came from the Twin Cities area. The burl, which wrapped completely around the log, was cut in half as shown in the photos above to give two halves. The half used for this bowl is the one to the left. The wood shows extensive bird’s eye figuring within a mottled reddish background. The bowl also shows some lighter zones with interesting shapes and structures. There is some unusual cloud type figuring on the sides near the bottom of the bowl. This intersection of the burl and the normal wood grain often shows the most interesting figuring. The wood was turned end-grain or along the axis of the log. The center or pith can be seen in the bottom of the bowl with its growth rings. The burl/log had minor decay running through its center. These small checks were filled and sealed with dark wood dust and CA glue. This darker area is stable and solid. The dark reddish-brown bark edge adds a contrasting border that nicely frames the bowl. The bowl was turned from green wood and left to dry and stabilize for several months. The bowl was sanded to 600 grit and 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 wide bowl could be used to store food such as fruit or bread. Cherry wood will darken with age, giving it a rich patina.
RETURN AND REFUND POLICY
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.