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Western Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl

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This Big Leaf Maple burl bowl is beautiful, with a 3-dimensional "quilted" iridescent appearance. Its warm, earthy color, and mirror-smooth feel add to its appeal. Shallow voids on the underside testify to the burl origin of this piece.

Deft Danish Oil was used to finish this poplar bowl. Deft Danish Oil is a penetrating tung oil urethane. Its translucent formula brings out the natural beauty of wood, and does not mask the wood grain. There are 8 to 10 hand-rubbed coats of finish on this piece, these coats will provide more protection and enhance the color of this bowl.

Size: 8.0 x 2.7
# 760
Wood Identified, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Western Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum), also called broadleaf maple or Oregon maple, is one of the few commercial hardwood tree species on the Pacific Coast. It is small compared with its conifer associates. Most mature trees average 50 feet tall however, some can reach heights 100 feet and grow in dense stands. They are often well formed and free of branches for half to two-thirds of their height making them excellent shade trees. The wood is used for furniture, especially piano frames, and the sap can be made into syrup. A burl is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds.

Western Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl