Wooden Vase- Bittersweet Vine Weed Pot (BSW98)


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Here's a nicely-sized weed pot* of Bittersweet, the invasive vine that has taken hold along many roadsides in the northeast, and can be seen climbing all the way to the treetops. It's like the Kudzu of the north.

Come fall, many people are happy to harvest lengths of the vine, with its bright yellow and orange berries, to make wreaths. But few have seen the wood of a large, mature vine turned on a lathe into a vase. It makes a very attractive turning, and has been well received by customers.

This one was turned from a 5" diameter vine that was slowly killing its host tree. It is 10-3/4 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 # BSW98, 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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