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Spalted Maple Burly Slab Bowl  (16WS25) SOLD

Spalted Maple Burly Slab Bowl (16WS25) SOLD

dimensions:  19 x 17 x 4 inches, 1/2 " wall thickness

This bowl was recently sold and included as an example

  • Detailed Info about bowl


    This stunning bowl was turned from a sugar maple slab (cut cross section) of a large maple log near the root that was encircled with many small burly growths. I purchased this burly slab from a logger in Felch, MI, just across Lake Superior from where I live.  Images above show a top view of the cross section and the piece mounted on the lathe ready to turn. This large bowl is amazing with deep vibrant colors and unusual patterns from spalting and swirling grain figuring from the burls. The pattern looks like a large bird with spread wings! Visually this bowl is stunning, and the bark edge adds a nice rustic touch and really shows the outer contours of the burly slab. The pith of the log is near the center of the bowl and there are amazing dark rays radiating out toward the outer bark giving a sunburst impression. The bowl was turned end-grain from green wood, and allowed to move as it dried. This adds a natural warping that I really like. It also produces some hairline cracks near the pith of the log in the bottom of the bowl. This always happens with end-grain turned bowls and should not cause any problems. These small cracks are filled and sealed. The bowl was 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, although this bowl is best suited for artistic display. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. The bowl is a collector's piece and its large size makes it suitable for a large table. It will nicely serve as the central attraction in a room.


    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.

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