This is a beautiful Black Cherry bowl, measuring 12.5″ in diameter. This large bowl was carefully crafted by hand on my lathe. It has a non-toxic, food-safe oil/wax finish, so it could be used as a salad bowl or a fruit bowl. It could hold your popcorn on Netflix night, or just be admired as a decorative display piece. It would make a lovely objet d’art for your coffee table or bookshelf.
The reddish color, grain, and markings of the wood is gorgeous and typical of Black Cherry.
The bowl was finished with four coats of hand-rubbed, food-safe, oil/wax finish. With proper care, this bowl will last for generations. Note: Black Cherry darkens slightly as it ages, developing a rich reddish-brown patina.
Bowl size: 12.5″ diameter, 3-5/8″ high
Bowl capacity: approximately 3.5 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.
BLACK CHERRY (Prunus serotina) is native to eastern North America. It has been one of our most prized furniture timbers for centuries. It is easily workable with both hand and power tools and it exhibits some of the most beautiful colors and grain patterns of any domestic species. Black Cherry develops a rich reddish-brown patina as it ages. As a woodturner, cherry is one of my favorite species. It never disappoints!
COMMON USES for Black Cherry include: Cabinetry, fine furniture, flooring, interior millwork, veneer, turned objects, and small specialty wood items.
SUSTAINABILITY: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
HISTORY: The wood for this bowl was salvaged from a tree that came down during a storm on one of the trails behind the Ferris School in Wilmington, Delaware.