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Figured Maple Serving Bowl

$250.00

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This small bowl, hand-turned out of Hard Maple from New York features unbelievable figure and grain activity and beautiful golden coloring.  The Wavy grain patterns combine with Hard Maple's natural luster displaying stunning depth and chatoyancy.  Its golden hues subtly change depending on the lighting conditions throughout the day, with its beautiful...

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Vendor: John Ezra SKU: JED-BL102
This small bowl, hand-turned out of Hard Maple from New York features unbelievable figure and grain activity and beautiful golden coloring.  The Wavy grain patterns combine with Hard Maple's natural luster displaying stunning depth and chatoyancy.  Its golden hues subtly change depending on the lighting conditions throughout the day, with its beautiful figure accentuating the beautiful textures and intricate details Hard Maple is prized for.
Material Hard Maple
Scientific Name Acer Saccharum
Place of Origin New York, United States
Dimensions 5" x 5" x 4"
Wall Thickness 5/8"
Weight 1lb

Prized for Centuries

Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color with a golden hue while the heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Influenced by growing conditions, Hard Maple occasionally displays birdseye, curly or quilted grain patterns, or in rare circumstances, a combonation of the three. Figured Hard Maple has been prized for centuries for its beautiful appearnce, durability, and rarity.

King of the Acer Genus

In tree form, Hard Maple is usually referred to as Sugar Maple, and is the tree most often tapped for maple syrup. Sugar Maple’s leaves are the shape that most people associate with maple leaves; they typically have either 5 or 7 lobes, with vivid autumn coloring ranging from yellow to purplish red.  Hard Maple ought to be considered the king of the Acer genus. Its wood is stronger, stiffer, harder, and denser than all of the other species of Maple commercially available in lumber form.

This piece was buffed to a polished finish with Pure Carnuba Wax, to keep it looking its best, please avoid:

  • Exposure to Liquids
  • Exposure to Extreme Heat or Cold