STEPHEN is a rustic wood plate that I turned on my lathe from persimmon responsibly sourced in nearby Franklin County, Kentucky. Natural cracks, which I reinforced, and worm holes are visible in the wood and add to the charm of this piece.

Owners removed this persimmon tree because it died, but in its life it lived on the Berry Hill Mansion estate, situated on a prominent western bluff overlooking Kentucky’s State Capitol. George Franklin Berry was a distiller executive with W.A. Gaines and Company in Frankfort, Kentucky, and built the home in 1900.

This rustic wood plate measures 11″ wide, 1-1/8″ high, and 3/4″ deep. I finished the wood with food safe walnut oil followed by a blend of beeswax and carnauba wax to provide a durable finish and rich luster. I also 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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