Black Oak is a truly striking timber. This batch from storm damage near Calistoga, California has heartwood that ranges from a dark cinnamon red to almost rose and the sapwood is usually caramel colored with coffee-brown lines in the medullar rays, which has the highly unusual effect of the sapwood being a darker color that the heartwood. There is also a lot of the "ray-fleck" oak is known for , and random patches of light tan color in the sapwood sections, all of which adds up to a really remarkable timber.
All of the bowls, platters, plates and dishes, whether they are bark-edged, "square," 5-sided, winged, or round are completely functional, and can be used for food (many of them are equally suited simply to display as sculptural pieces as well). They are all very well sealed, so if they are used for food they clean up really easily, and just need a light hand rinsing or washing. Do not put them in the dishwasher or soak them in the sink.
I hand turn every piece offered for sale here, and they are all my own designs. Everything is produced from locally salvaged timbers. All my work is completed with old-fashioned, pure oil, non-toxic, food-safe, child-safe finishes.
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This piece is included in the following Treasuries:
"Sweetness of natural"
"Wire, strings, & Fabulous Things"
"gentle organic home"
"Can You Feel The Warmth?"
"Walk in the Woods"
"Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars."
"Back to Natural"
"Wooden Woody Wood"
"Bowl Me Over"
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