Posted on December 13, 2008
The timber merchant who I purchase most of my rough sawn wood from (for making utensils :: Forest Treasures) was cleaning out his warehouse a little while back and unearthed a number of slabs of Queensland Maple and other local species. Most of the maple was highly figured premium stock. I bought as much as I could afford ... especially since most of it was probably cut at least 20 years ago.
The wood I made this bowl from was typical of the figuring through most of this stock. It wasn’t the most figured maple I had ever seen, but it certainly was very nice.
The shape worked nicely and I managed to incorporate a little bit of natural edge to juxtapose the uniformity. The finish is pretty much satin with just enough gloss to bring out the highlights in the figuring.
Finally, have a look at the range of fine utensils and homewares that I create at FOREST TREASURES.