Thursday, February 9, 2012

Spalted sweet gum weathered bowl



This is a spalted sweet gum bowl. The wood came from a neighbors yard after the tree had died. It spalted while the tree was standing. The tree finally fell during a little storm one night so I helped them clean it up and saved a few pieces of wood from it. I gave the outside of the bowl a weathered look. I used CA glue to harden the wood after turning since sweet gum is soft even when not half rotten. The inside has mineral oil finish and the outside has a high gloss poly. It is 4” tall and almost 8” wide. If you would like to look at my new website go to wood and dreams. Thanks