Plain Jane Maple Bowl

Plain Jane Maple Bowl

Wood: Spalted Maple
Dimensions: Measures approx 6 inches across by 2 1/2 inches tall
Finish: Walnut Oil
For Indoor Use Only

My folks took a short road trip and brought some maple home to me. It seems someone cut down a dead tree & piled the logs out at the road. Dad asked if he was welcome to rescue some and voila! This bowl was born. My family is well trained in wood rescue procedures.

This bowl has a lot of character for one so small. Its spalted coloring makes it versatile as an accessory piece, as it compliments both light and dark backgrounds. Its grain is prominent and interesting, including a spot on the front (or back depending on your perspective) where the very center of the tree's rings split at what is now the top edge of the bowl. Radiating hairline cracks around the same part of the bowl add to the overall pattern. The bowl is shallow, making is perfect for displaing small items, including seasonal decorations such as Christmas balls and Easter eggs..