excellent display piece or jewelry bowl
finished w/ food-grade Tung & citrus oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2018
bowl measures 4 3/4" X 1 1/2"
When you have to pull out the microscope to count growth rings—you know it's an old piece of wood!
I rescued this tree from the ocean in front of my cabin in a storm about a year ago. It was incredible slow growing, and nowhere is this more visible than in the massive branches that still had needles attached when I towed it back the beach below the shop.
These little bowls have been popular for jewelry.
I take my time with these little bowls because they really are special. And please note: I'm discounting this bowl because it shows dark flecks on the outside. I don't personally find that this distracts from the bowl, but I'd rather give the benefit of the doubt.
The bowl has a silky smooth finish, finished with multiple coats of food-grade tung and citrus oil. I love how these little bowls feel in your hands.
This little bowl will serve equally well as a display bowl or for holding jewelry or small items like beach glass.
It's very dense, hard wood for a softwood species. Because it is crafted from a single piece of wood, it will last for generations with basic care.