Pierce is a wooden bottle stopper that I turned on my lathe from marblewood. Marblewood is an exotic hardwood native to northeastern South America.
If you are familiar with my work, you will notice that I use very little exotic wood. The exotic wood that I do use is either gifted to me or comes from a non-endangered wood offcut. Offcuts are the waste pieces of fine furniture makers.
The total length of this wooden bottle stopper is 5-5/8″, and its maximum width is 1-1/2″. I finished the wood with high friction polish to enhance its natural color. The steel stopper portion is triple chrome plated and has a silicone rubber seal.
Additionally, a drawstring fabric gift bag handmade by Lori is 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.