Large burr oak bowl

Burr oak bowl
Large burr oak bowl
Guide Price: £80 - £100
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Commission subject to availability of burrs

Wood: Burr oak
Size 12" dia by 5" high
Quantity2
ReferenceBL104
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Description of work

This is a large bowl turned from an even larger oak burr. just over 12" diameter and 5" high, with a wall thickness of about 3/4", this is quite a heavy, chunky piece.

Burrs are formed when unnatural twiggy growth spurts from the main trunk or a bough, usually as a result of some damage or stress. This creates numerous pips and knots tightly packed together, and also causes the wood to crack when it dries. No attempt has been made to fill the cracks, which have been left to retain the natural patterning of the wood. This one is from an oak felled near Malton in North Yorkshire.

Should you be interested in purchasing a similar bowl (this one is not currently for sale), supply is subject to availability of burrs, and of course the patterning is subject to what turns up once the burr is turned. At present I do have another burr from the same tree, slightly larger than this, with its secrets yet to be revealed.

This bowl is finished with mineral oil, leaving a matt sheen rather than a high polish.

 

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