Large burr oak bowl

Burr oak bowl
Large burr oak bowl
Guide Price: £80 - £100
Availability: Sold
Wood: Burr oak


12" x 5"
Reference BL120
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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 1", this is quite a heavy, chunky piece. It is the sister to another bowl, made from another burr on the same tree.

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. It may be possible to source something similar.

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

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