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Sourwood 2020-1


Maple 2021-1


Magnolia 2021-1


Magnolia 2020-6


Camphor 2021-8


Camphor 2021-1


Rosewood 2020-2


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  • 9pktca6b on Oct 3, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Lovely & perfect for the ashes of my pets, well packed & delivered quickly. Very pleased

  • John on May 4, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely beautiful. I did not expect the urn to look as good as it did in the picture, but the quality is even better. Thank you so much

  • Sheri on Sep 20, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    What a beautiful grain pattern in this bowl. I love the golden brown sheen of the wood. Bowl was made very well with an excellent finish. Thank you!

  • lgbrewer8 on Sep 18, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    A very beautiful Java Plum vase. It is the first Java plum vase that I have seen on the internet. It has a wonderful purple color. Java Plum is an invasive species in Florida. Good to see that quality bowls and vases can be made from it.

  • lgbrewer8 on Sep 18, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    A very beautiful pecan vase. Great contrasting color with the cream, black, and orange brown colors. Nicely finished.

  • emrpph on Jul 29, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I already reviewed this item, but I liked working with the shop owner, the item arrived on time and most importantly, the bowl is beautiful. Elliott R

  • Dara on Jul 1, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    The most beautiful sink I’ve ever seen. He customized the hole for us so we could attach a disposal.

  • laronovsky on May 29, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love how the shape complements the wave-like grain pattern of the wood. Rich colors and contrast. Gorgeous!

  • lgbrewer8 on Mar 7, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I purchased three small hollow forms. All three are very beautiful. Each has distinctive color and grain patterns. Camphor tree is a very bad invasive species in Florida and Australia but it is one of the most beautiful woods in the world.

  • John on Nov 4, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Now here is a unique piece you won't see everyday! The amazing shape and design of this piece are beautiful to behold. The story behind its creation and naming which were related to me by John was truly touching. If you are looking for a beautiful piece of wood art, look no further than UrbanWoodCreations.

About UrbanWoodCreations

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On Etsy since 2015

Why I Turn Wood

The real hook for me and wood turning was the first time I saw work by the Moulthrop family of Atlanta. I had no idea who they were or what they had done except the three hollow forms a friend had on display at his house. They were beautiful and I wanted to create something as beautiful on a lathe. Around Father's Day of 2013 I upgraded from my Grandfather's 1939 vintage lathe to a Jet Mini Lathe, bought a bowl gouge and never looked back!

The side yard at our home if full of logs of Norfolk Island Pine, Camphor, Cherry, Maple, Hack-berry, Rosewood, Pecan, Cadagi, Monkey Pod, Copper Pod, and a little Cuban Mahogany. All of the wood was collected with in 30 miles of my home in Tampa. All of the wood was also either headed to the dump or retrieved from the dump. It is a real rush for me to find out what is hiding under the bark. While I generally have a plan on what I am going to turn, may times that will change wen certain grain, knots, or other features of the wood are revealed as the layers come off.

It is a great joy to take something cast off and create something beautiful. I hope you agree and I would love to hear any comments you may have.

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