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~~SOLD--Red Alder Ancient Plate

Red Alder
Handmade, one-of-a-kind
excellent for a nut, tea, or garlic bowl
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2016
bowl measures 9 1/4” X 2 1/2”

 

While most trees have the potential to outlive us people, alder and humans have approximately the same lifespan. This tree was around 120 years old when a storm blew it over.

If you look at the growth rings, you'll see that they run vertical in orientation to the bowl. This means that the plate is quartersawn from a large section near the base of the tree.

You'll also see very light spalting in the exterior of the plate.

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