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Pecan Turnings

OK, folks!  What will be on this page are serving bowls, display bowls, and serving and display dishes from that fabulous wood called pecan.  So similar to hickory, they are often confused.  The natural beauty of this wood is really something to behold, so take a look and don't be surprised if you are just slightly awed.  OK?

13" Pecan Cake/Pastry Display Stand

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When a turner finishes a larger piece like this stand, they usually want to celebrate a little.  Why?  Because they can be difficult to do.  I know they look rather simple and straightforward, but that is not the case.   I was gonna apologize for the photos having fake fruit on the stand instead of a fake cake, but never mind.  Now I could have called this stand lovely, or beautiful, luscious and many other words.  But I don’t think they are appropriate.  This is simply some of the best looking wood you can find.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  There were a couple of minor cracks that occur when drying that were filled with clear glue and natural dust.  Then it was finished with a mixture of shellac, walnut oil, and walnut oil based wax.  It’s a Dave Secret on why I did the finishing that way.  And using a combination such as that gives the stand a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  You will find there is a graduated dip from the lip to the center to reduce slippage of about ¼”.  The diameter is 13” with a height of 3 ¾” and a base diameter of 5 ½”.  The base diameter should give the stand all the stability you need.  9Jan17  SDP52  $48.50 and $17.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/571508898/13-pecan-cakepastry-display-stand

Stunning 8 1/2" Pecan Serving Bowl

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There just isn’t any doubt in my mind that you will find this pecan bowl stunning to the eye.  The natural coloration that Mamma Nature provided make this bowl a winner.  It also has a fairly large capacity for one of this size with it measuring 5 cups volume.  The diameter of the bowl is 8 ½” with a height of 3” with the depth coming to 2 ¼”.  Just enough extra wood in the base to add to the stability of the piece.  Use this as a medium sized serving bowl for veggies or even smashed taters.  Some folks might use it as a popcorn bowl.  I can even picture it sitting in the middle of your table full of fruit and nuts.  The wood was sealed with two coats of food grade walnut oil and then finished with a couple of coats of a walnut oil based wax.  Using this method gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Also, it allows you to still feel the grain of the wood.  16Dec17  BLP176  $30.00 and $12.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/580371777/stunning-8-12-pecan-serving-bowl

Classic Pecan Serving Bowl

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This is without any doubt a classic!  The simple lines and the natural beauty of pecan wood make this bowl one to behold!  I can claim credit only for the design of the bowl, not the beauty of the wood.  The diameter is 11 ½” with a height of 3 ¼” and a depth of 2 ½”.  The volume of the bowl measured at ¾ gallon.  The bowl weighs 2 ½ pounds.  The wood was sealed with a couple of coats of food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil based wax.  This combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Don’t pass this one up.  It’s gonna look real good sitting on your dining table full of goodies!  15Dec17 BLP175  $48.50 and $15.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/580208467/classic-pecan-serving-bowl

Spacious Pecan Serving Bowl

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This is one of those bowls that just come around every once in a while.  Not overly large in diameter yet it does hold a fair amount as the volume measures at ¾ of a gallon.  That is a lot of salad, smashed spuds, veggies and whatever else you decide to use this bowl for.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil based wax.  The bowl received two coats of both.  This combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The diameter is 10 ¾” with a height of 4” and a depth of 3 ¼”.  The bowl weighs 2 ½ pounds.  With the wood being pecan, I don’t think anyone could dispute the beauty of the wood.  There is a small area on the outside that is a bit rough that would not sand out.  But, this also gives the bowl a nice rustic appeal.  Also using the sealers and finishes you may still feel the grain of the wood.  15Dec17  BLP174  $48.50  and $15.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/580207373/spacious-pecan-serving-bowl

8 1/2" Pecan Cupcake/Pastry Stand

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Pecan wood is an absolutely beautiful wood whose natural colors do not need any help from us.  After you take a look at the light and darker colors you will agree with me.  Though I am calling it a cupcake or pasty stand, you just go ahead and put whatever you want on it.  You will find I burned a line in the rim area for decoration as well as a couple in the base area.  Though they were reinforced with clear glue there is some minor cracks that are going no where.  Just kinda helps with the rustic appeal of the piece.  The diameter is 8 ½” with a height of 2 ¼” and a base diameter of 3 ¼”.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil based wax.  This gives the stand a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  It also allows you to still feel the grain in the wood.  22Nov17  SDP51  $30.00 and $12.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/574273793/8-12-pecan-cupcakepastry-stand

Pecan Cupcake/Display Stand

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This will be a wonderful addition to anybody’s home.   As most cooks and bakers know it’s all about presentation.  Now picture this stand with 4 or 5 cupcakes on it.  Or some other tasty morsel!  I was able to leave a little bit of natural edge on it.  Also I burned 3 lines into the base for decorative purposes only.  The diameter of the top is 8 ½” and the base measures at 3 ¾”.  The height of the stand is 2 ¾”.  I thought about getting some cupcakes and using them in the photos but the only problem with doing that is nothing would get done in the shop until I ate them all.  Sorry.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil based wax.  This combination gives the stand a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  20Nov17  SDP50  $30.00 and $12.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/573726237/pecan-cupcakedisplay-stand

Fabulous 9 3/4" Pecan Serving Bowl

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This is without a doubt a fabulous looking medium sized pecan wood serving bowl.  And, for the photos I put pecans in it.  Why not?  You will find this bowl works well with any décor and it also holds 4 cups measured to the brim.  So that makes it a 4 cupper!  The diameter is 9 ¾” with a height of 2”.  The depth is right at 1 ¼”.  Fill this bowl up with salad or whatever you wish.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil based wax.  Using a combination such as this gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Certainly one of a kind and not one to pass up on.  20Nov17  BLP173  $35.00 and $12.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/559922302/fabulous-9-34-pecan-serving-bowl

Gorgeous Pecan 3 Corner Bowl

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Sometimes when a person sees a 3 corner bowl like this one they are amazed with it.  It captivates their mind on how it was made.  Not being one to give away my secrets I just tell them it takes a bit of time to do one, and it does.  This particular fine looking bowl was turned from pecan which is gorgeous in its own right.  So fill it with your favorite candies, nuts, small fruits and other goodies.  Some might use it as a potpourri bowl as well.  Many, many uses.  The bowl averages 6” in total diameter, 4” in height and has a measured depth of 2” up to the level of where water will run out of it.  The volume is 1 cup.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil based wax.  Enjoy!

18Sep17  BLP164  $30.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/547111222/gorgeous-pecan-3-corner-bowl

Dazzling Spalted Pecan Bowl

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The natural color and all the heavy spalting in this bowl certainly does make it rather dazzling.  And with a volume capacity of 5 cups you will find many uses for it.  Use it as a serving bowl as it does hold liquids or as a display bowl for fruits and nuts as the photos suggest.  Fill it with M&M’s or just anything that you might want to.  The diameter of the bowl is 10” with a height of 2 ½” and a depth of 1 ½”.  With a semi pedestal foot the depth is right where it needs to be.  I burned a line in the foot only for decorative purposes.  You will find some natural defects in the wood such as worm holes which do add rustic characteristics.  The wood was first sealed with a couple of coats of food grade walnut oil.  The finishing work was done with a mixture of walnut oil and shellac heavy on the shellac for more sheen.  This combo gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  12Sep17  BLP163  $30.00 and $12.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/557603801/dazzling-spalted-pecan-bowl

12 1/2" Pecan Salad Serving Bowl

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This gorgeous bowl is so good looking you will just love sitting it on your table full of beautiful salad.  Just saying this now, but you might even use it for popcorn.  Or even veggies.  You might prefer to use it as a display bowl full of nuts and fruits.  So many uses for such a great looking bowl turned from pecan wood.  It has great natural coloration and some added spalting to give a nice while slight rustic appeal.  This bowl should pretty much work with any décor.  This bowl has a fairly large capacity as the volume up to the brim measured at a ½ gallon, and it holds liquids quite well.  The diameter is 12 ½” with a height of 2 ¼” and a depth of about 1 ¼”.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a mixture of walnut oil and shellac.  The mix was done very heavy on the shellac for more sheen.  The bowl has a nice subtle shine to it which gives a more natural wood look to the bowl.  Using the combination of the oil and shellac gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  14Mar17  BLP147  $42.50 and $16.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/518095299/12-12-pecan-salad-serving-bowl

6" Pecan 3 Corner Bowl

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This smallish 3 corner pecan bowl is perfect in size for keeping odds and ends in.  Of course you might decide to keep some pistachios or M&M’s in it as well.  Some folks might even put a candle in it.  Or potpourri.  Whatever it is you decide to use it for it will look real good doing it.  This little bowls are fun to turn I must admit.  This one is about 6” in diameter, 3 ½” high and has a depth of about 1 ½”.  The volume capacity is about 1 cup.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with wax that is walnut oil and carnauba wax based.  This gives the bowl a nice long lasting natural finish.  20Jan17  BLP146  $25.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/506674281/6-pecan-3-corner-bowl