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Oaks/Hardwoods

 

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!
 

Elm Candy/Nut Bowl with Bullet

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Elm is a hard wood not to like.  The subtle colors and the grain pattern is simply nice.  This particular bowl has a unique feature that you don’t see very often.  It has a bullet in it.  Someone had used this tree for target practice many years ago.  Judging roughly from the size I would guess it’s probably a 9mm.  Doesn’t really matter.  It’s a bullet and it is a permanent part of this bowl!  I wanted to hollow out more on the inside but the bullet was shaking the daylights out of my hollowing tools so I went as far as I could without damaging any tools.  The outside diameter is 6” with an inside of 4”.  The height is 2 ¾” with a depth of 2”.  The volume measured at 2 cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then buffed with a tripoli wood buffing compound.  The finishing was done with orange oil wax.  Then the bowl was buffed at high speed.  Using these methods and materials gives the bowl a nice hard natural finish.  20Feb21  BLE66  $38.50  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States

https://www.etsy.com/listing/966862427/elm-candynut-bowl-with-bullet

10" Elm Serving Bowl

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American Elm is a lovely looking wood.  The grain patterns and the natural colors make it a favorite among a lot of folks.  Another plus on it’s side is it is hard and durable yet not extremely heavy.  One of the features that Mamma Nature gave this bowl is a little crescent shaped knot.  Downright neat looking to me.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then the bowl was buffed with tripoli wood buffing compound.  After some close examination I found some spots that did not sand smooth enough to suit me so it was sanded again.  The sealing and buffing process was then repeated.  The finishing was done with straight shellac and then buffed again at a rather high speed.  These methods and materials give the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The bowl is 10” in diameter and 2” high.  The depth is 1 ¼” and the volume is 5 cups.  6Feb21  BLE65  $42.50  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/944051044/10-elm-serving-bowl

Cedar Elm Hollow Form Candy/Nut Bowl

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I think anyone would be pleased to have this candy/nut bowl sitting on their desk holding their prize treats!  Turned from cedar elm, this wood is hard, dense, and difficult to work with.  Yet, the brownish color of the wood with it’s interesting grain patterns make it a good looking material.  Some of the grain patterns actually look like scratches but are not and it sometimes drives me nuts when finishing a bowl of this wood.  I’m trying to sand out scratches that aren’t there.  The base has a neat little knot hole and also is shaped to help give the look that the bowl is floating.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then buffed with tripoli wood buffing compound.  The finishing was done with lacquer with a bit of walnut oil mixed in.  Using these materials and methods gives the bow a nice hard long lasting finish.  If you look closely at some of the cracks you will see a bit of red coral I used as a filler.  The outer diameter is 5 ½” with an inner diameter of 2 ½”.  The height is 3” and the depth is 2 ½”.  This bowl does not hold liquids very well but I did manage to measure the volume as just under 2 cups.  3Jan21  BLCE21  $35.00  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/921917660/cedar-elm-hollow-form-candynut-bowl

Cedar Elm Display Bowl

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Cedar Elm is definitely an interesting wood.  It looks very similar to white oak.  The grain pattern is one of the main things that do set them apart.  A characteristic they also share is they are both very hard to work with.  Cedar Elm in some ways to me is harder to work with than white oak.  None the less, it makes for a very good looking rustic in appearance bowl.  This bowl is 9” in diameter and 3 ¼” high.  The depth is 2 ½” and the volume measures at ½ gallon.  I call this a display bowl as it does not hold water.  I did seal the cracks in the wood as best as I could, but one or two of them still dribble a little bit.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then it was buffed with tripoli wood buffing compound.  The finishing was done with spray shellac in an effort to help seal the cracks along with some walnut oil based wax.  Using these materials and methods give the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  6Dec20  BLCE20  $42.50  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/905417526/9-cedar-elm-display-bowl

 

White Oak Natural Edge Display Bowl

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I have said before that white oak is a danged hard wood, and therefore can be danged hard to turn.  So taking all of that into consideration I figger I might as well turn a somewhat difficult piece.  And, here we are.  A natural edged display bowl.  Showing all the natural defects that are so common with this wood it is really a beauty.  The natural color, grain pattern and the various cracks running through this bowl make it almost irresistable.  I did keep the sides thicker than I normally do to make sure the integrity of the bowl was maintained and did not come apart on me.  The length is 9 ½” with a width of 8 ½”.  The height is 3 ½” and the depth is 2 ½”.  I did not measure the volume but to give you an idea the nuts pictured in the photos filled up a large peanut butter jar.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then buffed with the tripoli wood buffing compound.  The finishing was done with spray shellac to ensure it got in all the cracks and helped reinforce the edging some.  All of this gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  11Nov20  BLWO29

$47.50  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/888779030/white-oak-natural-edge-display-bowl

Amazing 9" White Oak Bowl

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I guess one of the best ways to describe this white oak bowl is just simply wonderful!  It has almost everything that one would expect from a rustic style bowl.  You have some live edge on two areas of the lip, some of the usual minor cracking found with this wood, great natural colors and some great looking grain patterns.  What more could you want?  Well, how about some natural defects along the rim?  That should do it.  This bowl will look good no matter what use you put it to.  The diameter is 9” and the height is 3 ¼”.  The depth is 2 ¾” and the volume comes to a whopping ½ gallon! The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then it was buffed with a buffing wax called tripoli.  Then while spinning at around 1000 rpm’s several coats of shellac along with a bit of walnut oil based wax was rubbed in.  After allowing it to dry it was buffed again with a fine buffing ball.  Using these techniques and materials gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  9Sep20  BLWO27  $48.50  Qualifies for free shipping in the United States.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/868288827/amazing-9-white-oak-bowl

Snazzy Cute Bodark Candy/Nut Bowl

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Now just look at this little bowl which has a rather big attitude!  Bodark, which is also known as osage orange, hedgeapple, and horseapple) is an extremely hard and dense wood.  These attributes account for a lot of the natural defects that are common with this wood.  You mainly will see cracks in this wood while it dries.  In the case of this bowl they were stable so I filled them in with clear glue and natural dust.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then the finishing was done with a couple of coats of orange oil wax.  This wax is reputed to dry to a nice hard finish, which is of course very natural.  That is what I do like: a natural finish.  The diameter of the bowl is 5 ¼” with a height of 1 ¼” with depth being 1”.  The volume measured to the brim at ¾ cup.  5Jun20  BLBA100  $25.00 and $3.00 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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/806246738/snazzy-cute-bodark-candynut-bowl

 

Gorgeous Cedar Elm Serving Bowl

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Sometimes I think I just get plain down lucky!  I found this piece of cedar elm buried under a pile of leaves and bark.  How about that?  Had to do some serious trimming down to get this, but I think it was well worth it.  One of the nice things about cedar elm is the reddish tint some of the wood has.  This particular bowl has a really good looking spalting line running right down the middle of the bowl as well.  You will also find a nice lip indentation for ease in handling.  The diameter is 9 ¼” with a height of 2 ¾”.  The depth is 2 ¼” with a volume measuring 5 cups.  The wood was sealed with 2 coats of food grade walnut oil and then buffed.  Then the finishing was done with shellac and a walnut oil based wax.  This mixture gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  6May20  BLCE19  $40.00 and $6.00 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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/805478681/gorgeous-cedar-elm-serving-bowl

Smartly Beautiful Cedar Elm Bowl

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This cedar elm bowl has all kinds of things going for it if you are one who enjoys the rustic appeal.  It will also appeal to those who just simply love things that are beautiful.  So now you have to decide if you are one or the other or both.  Not really.  This bowl, besides it natural colors also has some knot holes, spalting and a couple of natural defects that I decided to leave in place.  Some I did reinforce with clear glue just in case it was needed in time.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and the finishing was done with shellac, walnut oil and walnut oil based wax.  Using this combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The diameter is 93/4” with a height of 2 ½”.  The depth is 2” with the volume measuring 6 cups.  There is a slight leak near the top but it certainly hold at least 4 cups of liquid if needed.  Though this bowl is meant to be more a display bowl for nuts and fruits and such to place on the table.  20Apr20  BLCE18  $40.00 and $7.00 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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/784167140/smartly-beautiful-cedar-elm-bowl

Spalted Winged Cedar Elm Bowl

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You might almost say this bowl is delicious looking.  The natural light and medium colors along with the spalting make this really nice looking.  Cedar Elm can be a bit honery to work with at times, but the results are usually worth the trouble.  This is a great size for tasty treats such as nuts, berries, candies, and even use it as a catch all bowl for keys and change.  Some folks might use it to hold one of them big fat candles.  Lots of uses.  The length is 9 ¼” with the width at 7 ½”.  The height is 2” with a depth of 1”.  The volume comes to 2 cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then the finishing was done with several coats of lemon oil wax.  15Apr20  BLCE16  $32.50 and $7.00 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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/782624860/spalted-winged-cedar-elm-bowl

Savory & Rustic White Oak Bowl

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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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/764424057/savory-rustic-white-oak-bowl

9" White Oak Bowl

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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.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/771699293/9-white-oak-bowl

 

Cedar Elm Serving Bowl W/Bark

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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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/718573577/cedar-elm-serving-bowl-wbark

6 1/2" Cedar Elm Bowl

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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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/711091771/6-12-cedar-elm-bowl

Remarkable Cedar Elm Serving Bowl

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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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/694811860/remarkable-cedar-elm-serving-bowl

8 1/2" White Oak Display Bowl

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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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/674703782/8-12-white-oak-display-bowl