When folks think of hardwood the first wood that comes to mind is usually oak.  I suppose there is good reasons for that seeing oak is so common.  There are about 90 species of oak in the United States alone.   You have white, live, red, burr, black jack, and many other kinds.  Most of what I turn is red oak, or Texas Oak, but I also turn some live and white oak as well.  Now and then I get lucky and run into some Cedar Elm also known as Texas Elm.  Just depends on what all I can get my hands on that is local wood.  One small bit of history trivia for you is that back in the 1980's when they did some restoration on "Old Ironsides", most of the live oak used came from Texas.  That is because of the natural bend that most of our live oak trees have.   Of course there are other hardwoods that you might find here.  Osage Orange, or bodark, comes to mind as well as even some elms.  So, browse around and hopefully you will see something that really catches your eye!

Large White Oak Bowl


Oh, my!  Another classic rustic looking white oak bowl.  And a pretty good sized one at that!  Small footprint with a pretty large capacity.  After all it does hold one gallon.  Perfect bowl for fruits and such.  The bowl leaks a small amount so no soup in it, please.  Pretty much anything else should work in it.  Salads, smashed spuds, etc. will work just fine in it.  This wood is really dense and fairly heavy.  The diameter is 10 3/4" with a height of 4 3/4".  The depth is 4" and as earlier stated the volume is 1 gallon.  The sealing of the wood was done with food grade walnut oil.  The finishing was accomplished using shellac with a bit of lemon oil wax mixed with it.  The materials give the bowl a nice hard long lasting finish.  15Feb20 BLWO23 $60.00 and $8.00 S&H.  Shipping price listed is for standard shipping within the Continental United States only.  Other areas contact me with zip code for shipping cost.


Savory & Rustic White Oak Bowl


9" White Oak Bowl


I have said it several times, and I will say it again.  White Oak defines the word “rustic”.  Look at this gem of a bowl and I think you will agree.  The natural color is amazing in this wood as well as the grain patterns.  This bowl has some natural defects that just seem to be a crime to repair.  The cracks in it are not going anywhere.  This smallish sized bowl is just great for putting nuts and fruit in.  Not meant to hold liquids, so please don’t try and use it as a soup bowl, OK?  It has a great lip for ease in handling and a ringed base for decorative purposes.  The outside diameter is 9" with an inside diameter of 7".  The height of the bowl is 2" and the depth 1 1/2".  Measured to the brim it holds about 3 cups.  The wood was sealed with a food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture along with some lemon oil wax added for good measure.  The bowl has a nice semi gloss sheen to it.  Using the combinations used the bowl has a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  19Jan20 BLWO22 $32.50 $6.00 S&H Price listed for shipping is for standard shipping Continental United States only.  Other areas contact me with zip code for shipping costs.


There is not a wood in my inventory that has a more rustic appearance to it than white oak. And to say that this bowl is not savory looking is really wrong. Alright. You might say tasty instead. That’d be alright. Now as typical with this wood there is a lot of cracking in it. You also will find a fabulous looking knot hole that does go all the way through. I filled it in some, but not all of it. This just adds to the rustic or homemade appeal of it. Somehow I managed to get a lot of the weight out of this bowl, which is unusual with this wood as it only weighs 3 pounds. The diameter is 13”, with a height of 3 1/4” and a depth of 2 3/4”. The volume measures at ¾ gallon. This bowl does not hold liquids, but certainly would be a great centerpiece bowl full of fruits and such. I did a little change in what I normally do in the wood sealing and finishing. The wood was sealed with boiled linseed oil. The finishing was done with a lemon oil wax. Yummy smelling stuff. I was almost drooling while applying it! 22Dec19 BLWO20 $57.50 Free standard shipping within the Continental United States. All other areas contact with zip code for shipping costs.


Winged Cedar Elm Centerpiece Bowl


Most folks will be very pleased to have this magnificent bowl sitting on their table.  Especially if it’s sitting in the middle filled with all kinds of different goodies!  Not only is this cedar elm bowl winged, it even has a bit of natural edge on the sides.  Take a look at the natural colors that this wood displays.  How can you not love and want it?  The length of the bowl is 11 ¾” and the width is 7 ¾”.  The height including the rim is 3” and the depth is 2 ¼”.  The volume came to 4 cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then the finishing was done with 2 coats of a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Using a combination like this you get a nice long lasting natural finish.  Totally renewable with olive oil.  17Jul19  BLCE13  $47.50  Free Standard Shipping within Continental United States.


Exceptionally Colored Cedar Elm Bowl


Funny how things work out sometimes.  This bowl was originally planned to be a rather large natural edge bowl.  When I started turning it, the bark all flew off so fast that plan went out the window.  Then I thought an oval shaped bowl would be nice, but there were some surface cracks that I had to get past.  So, here is what we ended up with.  A extremely nice looking, simple lined cedar elm bowl.  The colors make it exceptional looking.  You might want to not put anything in it and just look at it and smile.  It does give off sorta a warm and fuzzy feeling.  The diameter is 9 ½” with a height of 3” and a depth of 2 ¼”.  The volume measured out to 6 cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Using this combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Great sized for all kinds of uses.  11Jul19  BLCE12  $37.50  Free Standard Shipping Within Continental United States.


Cedar Elm Serving Bowl W/Bark


You gotta say WOW when you look at this bowl turned from Cedar Elm.  After all you can’t help but notice the bark on the sides.  Now doesn’t that add some rustic appeal to it?  This is a great sized medium bowl that will look great as a display bowl for nuts and fruits, or use it as a serving bowl for veggies and other tasty goodies.  You might consider it for popcorn as well.  Never forget the popcorn.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then the finishing was done with a walnut oil/shellac mix.  This gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The diameter is 11 ½” with a height of 3 ¼” and a depth of 2 ½”.  The volume measured to ½ gallon.  The bowl is gonna look really good full of your favorite salad or even smashed spuds!  2Jul19  BLCE11  $47.50  Free Standard Shipping within Continental United States.


6 1/2" Cedar Elm Bowl


Folks have heard me say over and over that everybody needs a bowl, but not everybody has a place for a BIG bowl.  So, for those who need a small bowl, this cedar elm bowl is for you.  With a diameter of 6 ½”, this bowl holds 2 cups.  The height is 2 ¼” and the depth is 1 ½”.  And, with the wood sealed with food grade walnut oil and the finishing done with shellac you have a natural bowl.  Using the sealing and finishing components that I did gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting finish.  The subtle grain patterns make this bowl something really nice.  Great for nuts and candies or use it as a catch all bowl.  2Jun19  BLCE10  $22.00 and Free Standard Shipping within Continental United States.


Remarkable Cedar Elm Serving Bowl


There are many out there who have never heard of cedar elm.  It’s also known as Texas Elm and Texas Cedar Elm.  It’s called cedar elm because it is commonly found growing around juniper (also known as cedar).  So, you have cedar and elm, therefore cedar elm!  How about that?  Sorry.  I couldn’t help myself there.  Anyway it is a remarkably nice looking wood with subtle yet grand looking grain patterns.  This bowl is no exception.   I created an interesting lip for handling ease midway up the side.  You will find some small imperfections in the wood which I usually choose to leave to give a more handmade rustic appeal.  The bowl is about 8 ½” in diameter, 2 ¾” high and has a depth of 1 ¾”.  The volume measures to 4 cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Care instructions included with purchase.  BLCE8  23May19  $30.00  Free Standard Shipping within Continental United States.


Ornate Winged Cedar Elm Bowl


If you are looking for an unusual centerpiece bowl, here it is.  If it needs to be different in shape, but hold a fair amount, look no further.  This winged bowl turned from cedar elm, also known as Texas Elm is really naturally beautiful.  So the word ornate describes it well.  The grain pattern and the tiny knot holes just add to the beauty and rustic appeal of this bowl.  It measures 9” long, 7 ¼” wide, 3” high and has a depth of 2 ¼”.  The volume measured at 4 cups to the brim.  But go ahead and pile the nuts and candies until they fall off the top!  OK.  Small fruits, peppers, little tomatoes, and other tasty treats as well.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  The bowl was finished with a glossy micro-crystalline wax.  It holds up well to usage.  15May19  BLCE7  $40.00  Free shipping within Continental United States.


8 1/2" White Oak Display Bowl


Looking at this bowl makes me think back to the saloons in the west back in the 1800’s.  The saloons were in the habit of having either salted peanuts or potato chips in bowls on the bar for the paying customers.  From what I have read both were loaded with salt for two reasons.  First is the salt was used to help preserve the goodies and also the salt made the customers thirstier so they drank more.  What a concept!  I just picture a bowl like this used for that.  This bowl has the usual characteristics I find in this wood.  Minor cracks throughout and some beautiful warm coloring.  This bowl does not hold liquids.  You may put whatever else you desire in it as long as it is more of a solid.  Like nuts, candy, fruits, and even popcorn.  Lots of uses for a bowl like this.  The diameter is 8 ½” with a height of 3” and a depth of 2 ¼”.  The volume measured to be 4 cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  6Mar19  BLWO18  $30.00  Free shipping within Continental United States.


Ruggedly Beautiful White Oak Bowl


First of all I feel it is an accomplishment just getting a white oak bowl finished without any mishaps.  After all when you see the cracks that are in this wood you will understand.  Very few of the cracks go all the way through and I tried very hard to seal them all off with clear glue and natural dust.  The volume of this bowl measured to ½ gallon.  There is a very small leak in this bowl so it will not hold liquids but will certainly work with anything else.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Using this combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The diameter of the bowl is 10 ¼” with a height of 3” and a depth of 2 ½”.  This rustic gem should work with anybody’s décor and will make an excellent centerpiece full of fruits and nuts for the holidays.  10Oct18  BLWO15  $40.00  Free Shipping Within Continental United States.


10" White Oak Serving Bowl


One way of describing this bowl turned from white oak is warm.  It does give off a warm and fuzzy kinda rustic feeling, doesn’t it?  A combination of light and dark browns, with heavy border lines really makes this bowl attractive.  You even have a small amount of natural edging to it.  This bowl is perfect for those who want a medium sized bowl for putting veggies or salads or other tasty treats in.  After all measuring to the brim it holds just a tad over 4 cups.  The diameter is 10” with a height of 1 ¾” and a depth of 1”.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Using this combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  A bowl like this does not come around everyday so you might just want to get it!  27May18  BLWO10  $30.00 and $11.00 S&H