Spalted Apple Bowl


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This rustic bowl is made of apple wood from an ancient apple tree. It has copious amounts of spalting. It measures 4.75 inches high by 9 inch diameter at the widest. Display it prudly in your table, use it for yarn or…apples! It is finished with a semi-gloss food grade finish. Signed by Jeff Hall, 11/5/17

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spalted = “Spalting” refers to changes wood coloration caused by fungi that colonize either dead or stressed wood. Spalted wood is sought after by craftsmen because of the wonderful patterns it can create. The wood turner stops the process of fungal colonization but keeps the beautiful affects. The lovely black traces seen throughout this piece of wood are called “zone lines” and are basically walls that the fungi set up to horde their resources from other fungi that might want to steal them! Zone lines are often associated with slightly bleached areas caused by “white rot” fungi, primarily found in hardwood trees. The white rot fungi decompose the lignin in the wood giving it that white bleached appearance. The wood turner stops the decay process capturing the lovely patterns. Semi-gloss finish = This hand blended mixture of Tung oil, oil-based poly and paint thinner is the same as used for the glossy finish but fewer applications which yields a more satiny finish. It’s wiped on the wood, allowed to dry. The bowl is then allowed to cure so all of the VOC’s evaporate off leaving a lovely, stable, food-grade finish to the piece. To clean, just wipe with a damp rag.