sugar maple, walnut, and box elder


EUDORA is a wooden bowl with a lid hand turned from sugar maple and walnut with a hand carved box elder finial. The box elder wood was carved in such a way to retain some of the inner bark.

All of the woods used were responsibly sourced locally. The sugar maple and box elder woods are from nearby Franklin County, Kentucky, while the walnut is from right here in Bourbon County.

Interestingly, the sugar maple is from a tree that had been several hundred years old. Large parts had begun breaking off from age and after several severe storms. In spite of the challenges, the owners tried to save the tree but eventually had to make the difficult decision to have it removed. Now it lives on in a new form.

With the lid and finial, the bowl approximately measures 5″ wide by 4″ tall. Without the lid, the bowl is 4-1/2″ wide by 2″ tall, and 1-1/2″ deep. I finished this wooden bowl with a lid with high friction polish which brings out the its natural color, grain, and tone.

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A little about me….
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I primarily use found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky. It’s my hope that incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece serves as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree. Learn more about me and my shop here.

Creekview Woodshop donates a portion of every sale to Green Forests Work, a nonprofit dedicated to re-establishing healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia.

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