This is a set of three dishes which I have just completed as a possible inclusion in a wholesale order.

Serving dishes in forest redgum by Bob Gilmour Serving dishes in forest redgum by Bob Gilmour

The wood for these dishes served it's first life as an exposed ceiling beam in a mate's house in Port Douglas. About a year after he had the house built, Keith found a few cosmetic defects in the beams which he wasn't happy about and ... after a series of legal threats ... had the builder replace the whole roof structure. A huge task resulted ... and I was a lucky winner because I carted away some of the more figured beams ... about 8 in all.

Serving dishes in forest redgum by Bob Gilmour

In it's figured form, forest redgum (northern bluegum) gets a broad fiddleback pattern which can be seen in these three dishes. The wood is heavy, strong and quite stable.

I have made quite a few of these dishes from this stock of wood over the last 5 or 6 years and am now down to my last beam. This wood was destined to be burn't had I not gone in and retrieved it.

Serving dishes in forest redgum by Bob Gilmour Serving dishes in forest redgum by Bob Gilmour

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