pecan burl


JUDA is a rustic wood bowl that I hand turned from a piece of pecan burl responsibly sourced right here in Central Kentucky. Burls are knotty growths on trees where the wood grew in a deformed manner as a result of stress (due to injury, virus, or a fungal infection). The deformation of the wood as the tree grew creates a unique and visually striking grain when viewed from any vantage point.

This rustic wood bowl measures approximately 4-3/4″ wide by 3-3/4″ tall, and 3-1/4″ deep. I polished the bowl with food safe walnut oil. I followed this with a protective coating of beeswax and carnauba wax to enhance the wood’s grain and natural coloring. Additionally, I reinforced all visible natural cracks.

Care instructions for the wood are included 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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