spalted beech


HENRY is a round wooden platter that I hand turned from spalted beech wood responsibly sourced in nearby Franklin County, Kentucky. There is a rich depth to the wood’s coloring as well as some beautiful figuring and spalting.

Spalting occurs when wood is allowed to begin initial stages of decay and then subsequently dried to prevent further decay. The partial decay is called spalting and gives the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus began to attack the wood.

You may notice a few cracks in the wood as well. I reinforced these cracks, which are naturally occurring. They add to the beauty and character, making this a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

This round wooden platter measures approximately 12-7/8″ wide, 1-7/8″ tall, and 1″ deep and is polished with Terra Nova NaturOil. I followed the NaturOil with a coating of beeswax for added protection.

Finally, I include care instructions with the purchase of this piece.

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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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