Posted on July 19, 2008
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.
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.
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