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~~SOLD--Elderberry Burl bowl

Elderberry
Handmade, one-of-a-kind
excellent display piece, nut bowl, or jewelry bowl
finished w/ food-grade tung oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2018
bowl measures 7" 1/2 X 1 3/4"

A perfect bowl for the mantel as an art and discussion piece. 

My friend cut a huge elderberry bush in his backyard.  With this piece I left the round of wood to sit outside in the forest near my shop for six months, because elderberry normally has a very white color.

The result is some darkening of the wood and more character.

Needless to say...this bowl is a one-of-a-kind!

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Story: In the late Winter of 2017 this elderberry bush came down as part of a parking lot expansion at a friend's house.

The wood was left on the ground to rot as unfit for even firewood...until I stopped by to look at a mountain ash tree that also was cut.  When I saw several elderberry burls it seemed like a "what the heck" moment.

So glad I salvaged these and uncovered the hidden beauty.  Each hole is where a bud was growing and a leaf would have come out again.  Elderberry has a hollow pith (center) so normally you just see a single hole in the middle of three and in each branch.