Wooden Vase, Oriental Bittersweet Vine Weed Pot (BSW97)


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wood, bittersweet vine

Many people in the eastern U.S. are familiar with bittersweet vine, particularly the non-native, invasive Oriental Bittersweet (there is a native American Bittersweet vine also). But few have seen the wood of a large, mature vine turned on a lathe into a weed pot*.

This vase was turned from a 5" diameter vine that had climbed and reached the crown of a tall tree and was slowly killing its host.

I have shown vases of bittersweet to many people, and so far no one has been able to identify the wood as being a vine. It makes a very attractive vase, and has been well received by customers.

This particular weed pot measures 10-1/2 inches tall, and 3-3/4 inches in diameter. After fine sanding, a finish of tung oil varnish was applied, which was then buffed with hard wax to a lustrous satin sheen.

Item # BSW97, Oriental Bittersweet Vine Wooden Vase.

Buyers outside the USA, please contact me for shipping charges.

Read more about Bittersweet Vine turnings at my blog, www.timberturner.blogspot.com

See more vases, bowls, jewelry boxes, etc at my other site, www.Bowlwood.com

* A weed pot is a kind of vase made to hold dried weeds, flowers, grasses, seed heads, etc, that you can find in any field, forest edge, or roadside, particularly in the fall. It is not to be filled with water.

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