maple burl


QUINTUS is a wooden wine stopper that I hand turned on my lathe. For this piece I used maple burl wood responsibly sourced here in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Burls are knotty growths on trees where the wood has grown in a deformed manner. This particular burl came from a dead maple tree. Worms made a meal of the wood, leaving tunnels and filled holes in their wake, and the deformed grain and age of the wood left fissures that created a “split” appearance at the top of the bottle stopper. All grain changes, cracks, and worm holes are natural and enhance the beauty of the burl. Very much a one-of-a-kind piece!

This wooden wine stopper comes in a handmade bag sewn by Lori.

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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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