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~~SOLD--Spruce Stump Tall Bowl

Sitka Spruce
Handmade, one-of-a-kind
excellent for a fruit or small salad bowl
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 201 7
bowl measures 7" X 3 1/2"

 

The Sitka spruce tree that this bowl came from had died of natural causes and stood standing for a few years until I cut it down for firewood to heat our little cabin.

Sitka spruce is known far and wide for it's superior strait grain—perfect for airplanes (remember the Spruce Goose) and guitars.

But this bowl is different.  Because the base of a tree resists lateral forces, the grain overlaps and does some wild things to build strength where the tree most needs it.  Where you different growth rings the tree had responded to different weights from growing limbs and storms.

As you can tell: trees fascinate me, and bowls like this help us to understand and appreciate trees all the more.

This is a rather tall bowl for it's size, a shape I don't normally turn.  It's fairly light weight, but would make a good yarn bowl for a single skein of wool.  Other smaller tall bowls like this hold nuts, small fruit, I just heard about a similar bowl holding tea bags...it's all up to you, and what moves you most.

 

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