Display piece.shallow bowl turned from Buckeye Burl

October 23, 2022

This piece has been turned from a remarkable piece of Buckeye Burl, giving a wonderful view into the extravagant color and figure of Buckeye Burl.

Buckeye and related species are native to the eastern and western United States. Much of it comes from California, hence the botanical name of this species, Aesculus Californica. The timber from California and Oregon is not particularly interesting underground, but once above ground, Buckeye burl more than makes up for this: the wood is soft, with an amazing palette of grays, whites, blacks, and some brown and orange. This all comes from the oxidizing of underground minerals the burl has absorbed. The patterns that are generated by these colors are simply spectacular, like no other burl wood in the world. The variations and shapes in the figure are endlessly fascinating.

The piece was finely sanded and sealed; after sealing, Danish oil was rubbed into thewood, followed by hand rubbing with a combination of carnauba and beeswax in alight solvent. This finish has a very light and transparent quality.

For decorative use only; display stand included with purchase.

10" dia x 2" high