This is a beautiful Cherry bowl, measuring 12.55″ 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 Cherry. A stylish foot on the bottom makes the bowl appear to float above the table.
The bowl was finished with multiple coats of hand-rubbed, food-safe, oil/wax finish. With proper care, this bowl will last for generations. Note: Cherry darkens slightly as it ages, developing a rich reddish-brown patina.
Bowl size: 12-3/4″ diameter, 4-1/8″ high
Bowl capacity: approximately 4 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.
WEEPING CHERRY (Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’ or ‘Higan’) trees originate in Japan, but they – along with many other Japanese cherry trees – were introduced to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Since then, they have graced gardens across the country, from Yale University to Washington D.C.’s National Mall.
HISTORY: The wood for this bowl was salvaged from a neighbors tree that had to be taken down.