This is a beautiful Ash bowl, measuring 14.75″ in diameter. This bowl was hand-turned on a lathe. It has a non-toxic, food-safe oil finish. This large bowl could be used as a salad bowl, a fruit bowl, or as a decorative display piece. This is a very large bowl – it will hold *lots* of salad or fruit! A little over 8 quarts!
A bowl this size would make an excellent centerpiece or gift. It would be lovely on your table, filled with ornaments and pine boughs for the holidays. With proper care, this bowl will last for generations.
Bowl size: 14.75″ diameter, 4.25″ high.
Bowl capacity: A little over 8 quarts.
Caring for Wooden Bowls
The food-safe finishes I use are water-resistant – not water-proof. Wash wooden bowls with mild soap and warm water. Rinse and towel dry immediately. Wooden kitchenware is not dishwasher safe and should not be left in water to soak. Excess water for prolonged periods can cause the wood to swell and crack. Also, do not put wooden bowls in the microwave. They will super-heat, split, or even catch fire! If the wood starts to look faded or dry, rejuvenate it with a quality butcher block / cutting board oil. (a free sample is included with your purchase)
American White Ash (Fraxinus americana) is native to eastern North America. It has a medium to coarse grain pattern, similar to oak. The grain is almost always straight and regular, though sometimes moderately curly or figured wood can be found. Common uses for Ash include: flooring, millwork, boxes/crates, baseball bats, and other turned objects such as tool handles.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as critically endangered due to a projected population reduction of over 80% in the next three generations. This is because of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis), an invasive species that is believed to have been inadvertently introduced from Asia sometime in the 1990’s.
This bowl was made from one of the large logs shown in the photo below. These were given to me by a couple from Wilmington, Delaware. The tree was a large, beautiful specimen that had been on their property for decades. Unfortunately it had to be taken down for safety reasons.