Here are two small bowls in North Queensland Blackwood. I received a quantity of offcut wood from a local joinery who build timber slab furniture (and other things). There was quite a variety including Queensland Maple, Blackbean, Kauri, Raintree and Blackwood. The two current bowls were created from a couple of small pieces of blackwood. Our (Northern) Blackwood is also more usually known as Black Wattle. I often use the name Blackwood, though.

Two Fine Bowls in Northern Blackwood by Bob Gilmour

The pieces of wood were only small and about 2 inches thick, but the colour was dark and rich. I believe I achieved pretty nice shape and the two pieces look great together on display.

The finish on these bowls is oil, but a slightly different process to my usual display oil finish, so the items could be used as functional food servers if desired.

Two Fine Bowls in Northern Blackwood by Bob Gilmour Two Fine Bowls in Northern Blackwood by Bob Gilmour

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