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All my woodwork is custom made, after you place your order. Wait times vary depending on my workload and the intricacy of the item you order - anywhere from two weeks to several months. Please contact me before placing your order if you have any questions. Thanks!

Walnut Fruit Platter or Bowl

This solid walnut platter was made to hold fruit as a table centerpiece. It's hand-turned from four pieces of walnut cut from the same board, to save cost when compared to a single piece of walnut (very expensive in this size) The finished platter is nine inches in diameter, four inches tall, and 3/4 inches deep. I love working with walnut because of the rich hues and the smooth shiny finish that is so rewarding for a job well done. Walnut wood is hard, dense, tight-grained. Cutting it on the lathe is like carving really hard chocolate. It smells kind of sour when cut - I guess that keeps me from wanting to put the shavings on my ice cream... This piece shows both the lighter sapwood and the normal dark heartwood. Walnut has long been a favorite for gun stocks, and also popular for guitar bodies. The finish is mineral oil and beeswax so it's food safe.
Below you can see the heartwood more dramatically, as well as the decorative finish on the base and how it was assembled.
This was made for a customer who had a specific order, but for something similar, including wood, I would charge $55.00.

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