southern magnolia


Lelia is a southern magnolia handmade wood dish that I turned from wood sustainably sourced in Franklin County, Kentucky. Spalting and worm holes throughout add to the uniqueness and beauty of this one-of-a-kind piece.

Spalting occurs when wood is allowed to begin initial stages of decay and then subsequently is 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.

Worm holes are made by the misleadingly named woodworm. Woodworms actually are the wood-eating larval form of a variety of beetle species.

This handmade wood dish measures 8-3/4″ wide and 1-1/2″ tall with interior dimensions of 8″ wide and 3/4″ deep. I finished the wood with high friction polish to enhance the natural changes in coloring, tone, and grain of the wood.

Included with the purchase of this piece are care instructions.

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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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