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Small Spalted Maple Burl Wood Bowl, STALEY, a Hand Turned Wooden Vessel

Small Spalted Maple Burl Wood Bowl, STALEY, a Hand Turned Wooden Vessel

  • Handmade
  • Materials: spalted, maple, burl, wood, spalted wood, maple burl, danish oil

Staley is a spalted maple burl wood bowl that was hand turned on my lathe. The maple burl was sustainably sourced in nearby Fayette County, Kentucky.

The bowl has a large canker on one side and smaller ones on another. Traces of ingrown bark are evident, and there are natural fused cracks and knots throughout making this a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

Burls are knotty growths on trees where the wood has grown in a deformed manner. This particular burl came from a maple tree. The deformation of the wood as the tree grew created a unique and visually striking grain when viewed from any vantage point. Based on the presence of the cankers, the burl likely developed in the tree as an attempt to heal them while the tree was still alive. The dark lines are called spalting, and these are locations where fungus began to attack the wood either while the tree was still alive or afterward.

The bowl is is 4-1/8" wide, 2-1/2" tall, and 1-3/4" deep and was finished with Tried and True Danish Oil, a traditional oil finish that enriches the color of the wood and highlights the natural character of the grain. Tried and True Danish Oil is environmentally friendly, Zero VOC, and made from renewable ingredients.

Creekview Woodshop donates a portion of every sale to Green Forests Work, a nonprofit dedicated to re-establishing healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia.

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A little about me....
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I try to use mostly found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky, incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree.

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Matthew Mendoza May 9, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this as a gift for mothers day and it was perfect. The design, the wood itself and the craftsmanship are all superior. Thank you!

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Larissa Cardenas Feb 6, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful bowl! The care it took in chosing the wood and turning the bowl is very apparent. And the handwritten note was a great personal touch! I have this bowl in a special spot in my entryway so I see it every time I come home.

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Bridget Jan 20, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

It is beautifully made and the perfect size for what I was looking for.

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pvenka3 Dec 30, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived safely and quickly. The beautiful woodworking is so much more apparent in person. It's balanced and lightweight in profile and from the top. I bought it for myself when I finally get out of perpetual renting and into my first home as a future housewarming gift (couldn't resist). Thank you!

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